My chickens are in theif big run for most of the day but they get a hour to free range before it gets dark! On days when its extremely hot I try to let them out around noon as well so they can find bushes to hide from the heat in.Hey all,
I just wanted opinions on how you keep your chickens, I free range mine but was wondering what your opinions were on it. I had an accident with a weasle/mink yesterday and I'm weighing my options if I should turn to a run rather than free range. What are your thoughts?
I'll have to try that! Catching them one by one definitely wouldn't be an option haha! Thank yiu!!@Quiggy, you asked how I get mine into the coops? Bribery!! Mine LOVE scratch and I open the garbage can where I store it, yell, "Chick, chick," and run toward their coops with a scratch-filled scoop in hand. The way to my chickens' hearts is truly through their stomachs as they dash into the coops for the treat.
Nope, mine are used to being in the run most of the time, and so actually prefer being in the run. Even when they come out they'll start heading back in on their own if I don't actively encourage them to stay out.For those who allow free range on weekends/ or while at home only, have you noticed your chickens being especially grumpy while confined?
How to train them to come to you: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/come-chickens.1425124/#post-23445038I'll have to try that! Catching them one by one definitely wouldn't be an option haha! Thank yiu!!