how long before i can let them out ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ryansmommy83, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. ryansmommy83

    ryansmommy83 In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2009
    southern california
    I just got my pullets last week on Wed. and I havent let them out yet ! How long do I leave them in the coop before I can let them out? I dont have a fenced in year either [​IMG]
  2. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I only left mine in for a couple days before I let them out when they moved from the brooder to the coop, but I do have a fenced in yard if that makes a difference.
  3. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    I kept mine in the coop a full week before letting them out so they would know that the coop is "home". I'm not sure of your situation, but I wouldn't be comfortable letting mine out without a fenced yard just because we have so many four legged predators around here. But like I said, your situation may be different.

    Enjoy your peeps!

  4. If they have been in for a week than you should be fine to let them out. I would use "treats" to bring them back in but I will doubt it will be needed. Or just be out there near dark to "push" them back in.

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