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post #31 of 36
You can also let them out near dark, with a light around the coop so they can easily navigate back. Also bring treats, or withhold some of the day's food so you can call them back with that. Odds are that they'll be quite cautious in this unfamiliar terrain, but it's best to stack the deck in your favour.
post #32 of 36
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I started free ranging for about 2 months and all was well until a hawk killed my dominque. I built a bigger run and they stay in there now
post #33 of 36

That's TERRIBLE!

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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post #34 of 36
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Yes, to use temporarily. It is opaque, and will hide red wounds. We used to put it on our noses for sun protection before the days of sunscreens.
post #35 of 36
This is so helpful, I noticed a few spots on my molting chickens that are raw! I'm so concerned it seems they have been molting forever and they look terrable. So what I'm reading is that it's important to hide the raw spots. I'll get blue coat from the feed store
post #36 of 36
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My buff brahma is finally growing back all of her butt and back feathers. She was completely bare and raw for months. Then out of no where her feathers sprouted back up!
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