Free range?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by morrisandy, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. morrisandy

    morrisandy In the Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    I have about 17 assorted birds --4 of which are Leghorn roosters (6 weeks) the rest are hens ranging from 1 1/2 years to 6 weeks.
    They all get along but now the roos are starting to crow and challange each other--too funny to watch--they sound like they have astma.
    Any way I have a 14 x 35 pen with a wire cover and I was thinking about letting them free range--how long should they live in this pen before it is safe to turn them loose so they will return?
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010

  2. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Songster

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    typically i try to leave mine in there aprox, a week seems to work fine for me.
  3. RidgeRunner Hen

    RidgeRunner Hen In the Brooder

    May 16, 2010
    I had mine in a brooder truck for 3 weeks before they were put in a coop.
    Now they are easy to "round" up at night, most of them tuck themselves in before I get to them...

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