I was expecting the keets to stay inside longer than this, but they're already getting pretty big and starting to try to fly––which involves knocking things over and getting food, sawdust and feces in their water because they are [were] in a very confined space.
I've also given up on them being friendly to people––and I'm honestly not sure I want them to be. But that means the only way I'll have of getting them to stick around once they go free-range will be attachment to place. From what I've been told, that requires you to keep them in the place that's going to be their home for three months. Since this coop is going to be their home, I figured I'd better get a jump on it.
My only concern is weasels. But we've had chickens right next door for years now and I don't think that's ever been a problem. So hopefully it won't be one now.