Cinnamon Queen New Chicken Momma!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grlfrmfl, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. grlfrmfl

    grlfrmfl New Egg

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    I hale from Oklahoma and just got me 3 Cinni's! Can't wait for my eggs, and for them to be able to become yard birds rio instead of caged up! How long of a period should I keep them cooped until the will stay close to home? Thank you!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined us. I like to move mine from brooder to coop and leave them in their coop and run for 3-4 weeks before letting them range - just so they know where home is. Just a word of caution. Depending on what your land has to offer, "staying close to home" may be relative. If your neighbor has lots of grasshoppers or something they like to eat, they may wander. Another word...some on BYC are quite anti-free range due to predators. I am in the camp that lets mine range but try to keep everything they need close to the coop - food water, dusting areas, shade, treats, etc. To each his or her own. Here's a good article from the BYC Learning Center that discusses free ranging. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/deciding-to-free-range-your-flock
    Good luck to you!
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I agree with Redsoxs and would follow his procedures.
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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