Free ranging question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SandraMort, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:They have probably just started hiding the eggs. Look in any tall grass, or any place else they would think is reasonably hidden, and I'd bet you'll find your eggs!

    My son just found a nest in the woods yesterday with 6 eggs in it. Guess she was laying and hiding them as mentioned above. Saw my RIR leaving that area, we went to look and we found a warm brown egg in there too. She knew about the nest in the woods also!

    So far, I've been lucky, as far as I know. Mine hide their nests in the barn, probably because my dad has so much junk in there, there are many hiding places. But like I said, this is as far as I know. I do have some that I haven't found hidden nests for, but they are probably not laying yet (I hope, I hope!)
     
  2. Mom2Cool

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    Quote:I'm sorry I was just making a funny & I didn't mean your landlady was giving you a hard time but the pullets who decided to wander. The ones who embarrassed you...... That's why I'd said they (your chickens/pullets) must have heard from the dogs & human kids that giving you a hard time is more fun when there's a witness i.e. teacher, neighbors, & well landladies.... [​IMG]

    Trying to get pullets rounded up to put them "in for the night" can be a complete comedy of errors & normally looks like something straight off a TV sitcom.... Pullets/ chickens normally give a little bit of a hard time at the start.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I'm sorry I was just making a funny & I didn't mean your landlady was giving you a hard time but the pullets who decided to wander. The ones who embarrassed you...... That's why I'd said they (your chickens/pullets) must have heard from the dogs & human kids that giving you a hard time is more fun when there's a witness i.e. teacher, neighbors, & well landladies.... [​IMG]

    Trying to get pullets rounded up to put them "in for the night" can be a complete comedy of errors & normally looks like something straight off a TV sitcom.... Pullets/ chickens normally give a little bit of a hard time at the start.

    My young silkies and BTW japs are almost always the last ones to go in for the night...and then I usually have to herd some of them in. They are definite night owls. If they stayed out till the security light came on, they would probably never go in!!
     
  4. Mom2Cool

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    Quote:I'm sorry I was just making a funny & I didn't mean your landlady was giving you a hard time but the pullets who decided to wander. The ones who embarrassed you...... That's why I'd said they (your chickens/pullets) must have heard from the dogs & human kids that giving you a hard time is more fun when there's a witness i.e. teacher, neighbors, & well landladies.... [​IMG]

    Trying to get pullets rounded up to put them "in for the night" can be a complete comedy of errors & normally looks like something straight off a TV sitcom.... Pullets/ chickens normally give a little bit of a hard time at the start.

    My young silkies and BTW japs are almost always the last ones to go in for the night...and then I usually have to herd some of them in. They are definite night owls. If they stayed out till the security light came on, they would probably never go in!!

    Ohmygosh I just checked out your pictures and are they great!
     
  5. I love that you rent and can have chickens and your land lady wants you to free range. That's amazing!
     
  6. SandraMort

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    There are ticks here, so when I brought up that, she actually *SUGGESTED* that I free range them! I had been trying to think of a way to ask, so I didn't argue.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:My young silkies and BTW japs are almost always the last ones to go in for the night...and then I usually have to herd some of them in. They are definite night owls. If they stayed out till the security light came on, they would probably never go in!!

    Ohmygosh I just checked out your pictures and are they great!

    Thanks! [​IMG] which is your fav?
     
  8. chicksinthemachine

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    I think they might be a little young yet, I would just give them a couple of more weeks and you can bring them in with treats so they know where to go back to at night. Just my OP.
     

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