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I let them out today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Heathero617, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've decided to allow my chickies to freerange while i'm outside and they did wonderfully! I let them out twice today and they stayed nice and close and went right back in when i walked over and into the pen. They followed me in. They looked ever so happy and scratching and pecking and clucking and singing ...lallalalllallaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. The foliage is getting quite high around the pen, this was intentional to keep the kids away from that side since there is barbed wire that the trees have grown around, if there are high weeds, the kids stay out. I'll be sure and let them out for a while again tomorrow. Both of my Bostons went after them once, but they listen well and fell back when i called. The rest of the time they either ignored them or laid in the grass watching. Tho the chickies didn't venture far from the door way, they did get to come out, and search bugs and enjoy some extra sunshine. Heres a picture, although not a great one.

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  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
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  3. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHAHAHA that is one mean lookin birdie ya gots there! I'm skeert!
     
  4. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    That chicken looks like it needs an attitude adjustment. LOL. Wow, never seen any bird look that mad. Didn't think it was even possible.
     
  5. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like my aunt gertrude........and not in a good way.
     
  6. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Congratuations on a great first free-range experience! I love sitting outside watching my 7 pullets wander around, pecking and scratching. It's relaxing.
     
  7. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's their first time...but not mine. But my other expierence ended badly with the neighborhood stray making off with all of them over a 3 month period )O:
     

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