coops and free ranging

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmerMack, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 coops and hens in each, the ones in coop #1 know where home is and the hens in coop # are younger, they will be ready to free range soon. If I let all the birds out will all know which of the 2 coops they came from?

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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I asked this same question and everyone here that had experience said yes, they will go back to the coop they were taught was home.

    You'll have to let us know if it works that way for you.
     
  3. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My other thought was to push the two as close to each other as possible and put passageway between the two if the dont go back to their own apartment no biggie

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    Just after finishing the Little red coop.
     

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