Bedtime for chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Geordonbuck223, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Geordonbuck223

    Geordonbuck223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When should I put my chickens in at night to keep them from getting eaten by raccoons and other predators.....
     
  2. seann

    seann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think as soon as you (the caretaker of chicken) go inside the house for the night.
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    My Geese, Ducks. Guinias and chickens all start
    to head to the roost as the sun starts to set and all
    I need to do is close the door for the night [​IMG]





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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I have several poultry areas to tend to, so I don't wait for dark to fuss with doors and latches. So I go out about a half hour before dark and start getting everybody in their coops, pens, hutches and what ever else they sleep in. Then I know everybody is safe and enclosed before dark.
     
  5. Muffinburgler

    Muffinburgler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens will put themselves to bed usually a bit after sunset. Just watch them to make sure they all head in, then close the door after them.
     
  6. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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