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Finally letting hens out

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DaveTaunton, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've kept my hens inside for a week and finally the time has come for them to venture out, they won't go very far past their home though, this is totally normal right? Thanks :)
     
  2. linuxman

    linuxman Out Of The Brooder

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    Very normal. Each time I have done that, it will take them a week to a month to really get adventurous. (after that, they will go almost anywhere, including the road.)
     
  3. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember to keep an eye out for predators. You may attract something you don't want!
     
  4. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I've given it an hour and 4 of them are all over my lawn! There's one that will only venture out sporadically though?
     
  5. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Remember chickens are prey animals. They're showing very good survival instincts to not roam all over right away, they don't know the area is safe! They'll spread out as they gain confidence in their surroundings.
     
  7. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spread out they did indeed do! I looked away for a few seconds and one had popped into my kitchen!
     

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