1. puffjr

    puffjr Out Of The Brooder

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    How long should I keep my chickens in there pin before letting them out to free rang? They will be 22 weeks old this weekend.
     
  2. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not let your hens free-range for at least a week, as long as there is a run or other outside space. Use a treat like raisins to train them to come to you - and when to go to bed (about 30min before dark). So when you want them to go into the coop, use raisins to lure them into the coop. Close the door behind them.
     
  3. FuzzyButtz

    FuzzyButtz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't let mine free range for about 3 weeks after bringing them home. I've since gotten a few newer chickens and because my others "know the ropes", I let them out within 7 days. Most of mine are about the same age. Mine put themselves to bed in the coop as I just leave the run door open. Works great :) Best of luck!
     

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