1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

first free range day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rooster Don, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Rooster Don

    Rooster Don In the Brooder

    Day 10 with our 5 hens and 1 rooster. at 5:00pm we opened the door expected them to all make a run for it but they scratched around a little and would not go out the open gate. i threw some worm treats out the door, and finally one came out, then two. our rhode island read and red sexlink went into the nearby bushes and started squawking. the RIR found a small snake, and all the hens wanted it. it was very very cool. our first action outside the coop. they never wandered very far and came back after a short while. i guess they like their fenced in pen. :) dusk happens at 8:00 so we wanted plenty of time to search the woods for them. lol. not necessary.

  2. txnative

    txnative Chirping

    Apr 30, 2013
    Kempner, Texas
    Fun! I haven't let mine out yet because I can see having to search for them or chase them down all night:)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by