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Free ranging..How long

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chick1043, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I was just wondering how long everyone on here free ranges their chickens? I free range mine all day but I was just curious:)
     

  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    I sleep late every day but they are usually ranging from 11 am until they return to their coops at dark.
     
  3. juliecarkhuff

    juliecarkhuff Chirping

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    Mine get out at 8:30 and come in at dark
     
  4. remuda1

    remuda1 Songster

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    About 7:00 am to 5:00 pm but they have free access to the coops and run any time they want throughout the day
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    From sun-up to sun-down. There's an auto door on the coop which lets them out and closes at night. I leave for work before dawn and get home well after dark this time of year.
     
  6. champer

    champer Songster

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    Mine free range sunup to sundown.
     
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

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    Yup, from the time they get up till they bed down. Well, they sorta bed down. I've never heard such a bunch of angry chickens like these are on the roost getting settled. [​IMG]
     

  8. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Okay thanks everyone! :) Just curious!
     
  9. From daylight to dark. Of course that is different hours depending on time of year!
     
  10. All day. I let them out at 9 am, close up shop at 6 when it gets dark... in the summer it was dawn to dark...
     

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