free ranging?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chick lovers, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. chick lovers

    chick lovers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my chickens.
    Is it best to allow chickens to free range or stay in a coop. When Should I allow chicks to be outside and with other older chickens
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    There isn't really a "best" choice. What's best is what works for your situation. If you can free range them with without them being attacked by predators then I would personally free range them.
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let mine run with the other birds when they can learn to come back into the chicken house to roost at night. This is when they are about 3 months old.

    Tim
     
  4. vf1123

    vf1123 New Egg

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    I agree.
     

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