Rose Family

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 17, 2013
Hello. I bought my first 3 chicks about 2 weeks ago and my first hens a little over a week ago. I kept the hens cooped up for 6 sleeps before letting them free range. They leave the coop now as soon as I open the door in the morning and they put themselves to bed each night like clockwork. What I don't understand is when I have close to an acre for them to run around, they spend most of the day sleeping on the door step and pooping on my outdoor area concrete.?
Maybe because its all still new to them? Their coop is where they feel safest. I would think after becoming a little more comfortable they will begin exploring more. That's what has happened with both my hens.

Good luck!!

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