Chicken out of pen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jerryray, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. jerryray

    jerryray In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Kentucky
    [​IMG] How old do chicken have to be before you let them out of their pen. I am not wanting the to run off.
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    First thing I would do is lock them in their coop for at least a week so they know where home is. Then let them out 2 hours before dusk they won't venture far because they can't see in the dark. As far as the age around 5 weeks. If you have alot of predators they are an easy target at this age so I recommend supervising them till they get bigger. Just remember everything eats chickens at any age. I got tired of watching mine & got a roo. But again there's no guarantees. Good Luck their fun to watch.

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