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Hi...my guineas and chicks are three months old and are kept in an outside coop.  Is it time to let them range free? they are already flying to their roosts and we want them to get out and range free. We will keep them in at night, but daytime they can go out and forage for bugs we think.

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:welcome

 

I would say they're old enough now. You can start letting them out an hour or so before they usually go to roost just so they get used to being outside and then extend their time. 

Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Chicks should be fine...

.....guineas can be tricky I've heard.

Might want to ask about those on the guinea forum:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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