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How long until they know it's home

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tiss, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband brought home a flock of 7 18-week old pullets. I already have 12 other chickens (and 5 chicks).

    I set up another coop for the new flock and would like to free range them when my original flock is confined. How many days do you think it will take for them to realize that this is their home now?

    They are still struggling with the concept of roosting since they weren't provided a roost at their old home. I just want to be sure they come back.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Most recommendations I have seen say a week. Some folks have it work after a few days, but a week to be sure.
     
  3. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They actually roosted on their own tonight!! Now that's progress.
     
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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  5. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually its three to fi e days ime
     

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