Am I meant to keep them in the pen for the first week

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kriscorte, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Kriscorte

    Kriscorte New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    I hope someone can help me out on this one.
    I got my 6 hens only 4 days ago. Someone told me that I should keep them in their pen for the first week to teach them that this is where they are too lay, and to get used to e new home.
    So far we have kept them in the pen but it seems like they are really eager to get out and roam the yard.
    What should I do?
     
  2. Charm1704

    Charm1704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need to know that's home...let them out an hour before sundown...they won't get to far from the coop and you'll know if they go in at dark.....~Charm
     
  3. Kriscorte

    Kriscorte New Egg

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    Thanks for that. I'll give it a go tonight.
     

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