How to keep hens close to the coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WhenInRhome, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. WhenInRhome

    WhenInRhome Chirping

    May 6, 2015
    Rhome Texas
    My chickens have only been allowed out of the run a dozen times or so when I am working outside in the evenings over the last month. They always stuck close to the coop. Then we gave our rooster away over the weekend. Yesterday I let them out and they went further then before. Today I let them out and they went out to the road. I am guessing the rooster kept them close. What can I do to keep them from going too far?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    not much apart from building a fence around the area where you wish them to range

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