How long should I wait?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kschut669, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Kschut669

    Kschut669 Hatching

    Oct 13, 2010
    We just got some new Chickens last saturday, and I'm wondering how long should we wait to let them out free range? They already have an outdoor area but I'd like them to get some new scenery. We don't live in a SUPER busy area, but we're not in the country either. We have neighboors that we can see but they aren't RIGHT there. We also have a large yard, but with a pretty busy road. Our coop isn't near the road and our neighboors have ten chickens they let out too. Will they be smart enough not to go into the road? SHould I wait another week? I just don't know?[​IMG]

  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    I wouls wait another week. We always try to wait 2 weeks before letting anything out if we plan on letting them free range.
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    i would def wait. get your chickens used to your voice.... i have methods when i free range because if i need my girls back then i call for them. connect with your chickens first.
    also, is your yard fenced in? [​IMG]
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing 8 Years

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    While you are waiting, every time you bring them feed or treats, call "here chick,chick,chicks" or something, then they will come running, very helpful, if you have to pen them up quick! MrsK

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