How long should i let my chicken free range for.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickyfuzz, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. chickyfuzz

    chickyfuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long should I let my chicken free range for.
     
  2. chad-o

    chad-o Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are out all day.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Depends very much on what the free-ranging benefits are. If nutrition is valued, then the more the better but you can get a lot of benefit by allowing them a few hours at end of day can make a difference. Benefits of exercise can likely be realized with a couple hours or less. If you have silkies or something like them, then predation risks may outweigh free-range benefits.
     
  4. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they are not in any danger from predators or such, they should be allowed to free range the whole day.
     

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