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How old should my pullets be before I turn them out on pasture?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by welsummerchicks, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    I hunted for this topic but missed it if it was posted before.

    How old should my girls and boys be? I have this alfalfa I would love them to get and get some sun as their cage is shaded. When I put alfalfa in the cage they go completely bonkers. Some of them STARE at me every time I walk by - 'Ain'tcha got no alfalfa????'

    They are 12 and 10 weeks old, but they are huge, absolutely huge. They are as voracious as piranhas.
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    let them loose in the evening, this way they won't wander far and will come back to the coop. Just make the time you turn them out earlier and earlier over a period of days and you won't have any problems. with them coming back. They are plenty old enough to be out and about.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I agree. I start allowing my chicks to free range at around 2-3 weeks old. At first with constant supervision and less and less supervision as they get older.
  4. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Thanks gang!

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