Originally Posted by Toddyboy007
Hi all -
I recently took the plunge and bought three fantastic Buff Plymouth Rock chicks last week for my back garden coop/run.
They are around 8-9 weeks old according to the breeder and are doing great in the coop/run, putting themselves to bed at night etc. But wondering when would be the best time/age to let them out of the run (supervised of course
) to allow them to stretch their legs in the back of the garden.
if you are keeping an eye on them.. then any time would be fine
since my dog also use the backyard and we have a garden.. i do not want the manure everywhere that the dog and us will be stepping on so.
i'll only let my chickens out of the run for about 40-90 minutes each day around 6PM while i'm cleaning out the coop/run + refill feeders... around 7:38pm or so they will go back in by themselves
as for what age. . it will depend on your area so it's hard to say
i don't have to worry about any predator here in my area so..
i left them outside in the pen on day 1 when i got them home..
Edited by BruceAZ - 6/20/16 at 12:38pm