I think they might be ready for freeranging

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ticks, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    My 5, 9 week chickens have been outside for almost 2 weeks. Every night they have been going to the rosot and sleeping. The process continues. I want to know if that means they can freerange? Should I wait until they are a little bit older?
  2. farm_mom

    farm_mom Songster

    Mar 11, 2008
    I'd give it a try. I usually have to chase in a few stragglers the first couple of times, but then they all pretty much get it and go home to roost on their own. If you're having issues, you can turn a light on in the coop, and at dusk, they'll go toward the light! Good Luck!

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