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first day of free ranging....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jtakacs, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. jtakacs

    jtakacs In the Brooder

    Oct 21, 2013
    All four are staying close to the run and it took the pullets 20 min to leave.

    The two 2 year olds have been dying to get out..

    They only fly when chased and I've committed to not chasing.

    They're having a blast!!

    The top of the order can't stay away from the fig tree which is dropping fruit right now (bugs!)

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Glad it went so well for you. If you allow them to free-range on a regular basis, they will gain the confidence to range further and further from the coop, rather than sticking close to it. I bet they LOVE the fruit and bugs falling from the tree. Heck, you made ME want to move in there!
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Sounds like they had fun with their first intro to the outside, can't get much better than bugs. X2 they'll get a lot braver very quickly.

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