Free Range at what age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jaimepowell, May 18, 2011.

  1. jaimepowell

    jaimepowell In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    We have 8 eight to ten week old chicks that are outside in a coop and run day and night. My hope is to let them free range during the day and put them in thier coop/pen during the night. At what age is it ok to let them out during the day and any advise for doing so?

  2. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
    I let mine free range when 2-3 months old with no problems i had older hens teaching them to look for bugs and such and the only problem I had was a few of them didn't want to go back in at night but they learned.

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