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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

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    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

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    How long have you had them penned up already?
     
  3. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

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