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Free range chickens

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Hello, my silkie chickens are about 10 weeka old. They are a little frightened of me when I walk past them. Would it be a good idea if I let them free range while I watch? Will they run away?
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Are they in a coop? If they are bonded to the coop they shouldn't go too far initially and should never actually run away. Mine free range from an early age at about 8-10 weeks, but before that age I confine them to a small fenced in area that I move daily.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Let them out at the end of the day.

I start free ranging at 8 weeks old.

They wont run away. They will probably stick pretty close to the coop. Use some scratch to train them to follow you back to the coop.

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