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how long should i wait?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dento, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. dento

    dento Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 29, 2010
    I bought some barred rock chickens they are all full grown laying and the rooster is crowing how long should i wait until i can let them freerange without getting lost?
  2. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2009
    How long have you had them penned up already?
  3. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2010
    I let mine out after only 3 or 4 days locked up.
    But I start with only 1 hour of light left in the day, so they cant' go too far.
    Its a bit dependent on how many hens, type of hen etc too I think. [​IMG]
    Some are a bit more flighty and independent than others.
    I have two girls that are now in "solitary confinement" they will not stay at home.
    I let them out only for an hour at the end of the day, and not every day.
    I feel mean - but I would feel worse if they got killed when ranging in the neighbours yard. [​IMG]
  4. dento

    dento Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 29, 2010
    ok thanks guys i will start letting them out a little then i have had them a week now

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