How long before I can start letting my chickens free range?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ball44, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. ball44

    ball44 New Egg

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    I recently bought some adult chickens. I want to let them out of their coop to free range but was wondering how long before I can start letting them out and know that they will return every night.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mabhera

    mabhera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll wait at least a week so they learn where to sleep at night.
     
  3. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What you wanna do is let them out an hour or so before nighttime. That way they wont have time to go very far. After one night its ok
     
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