Interval to let new chickens roam.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mariabraud, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. mariabraud

    mariabraud Hatching

    Mar 29, 2012
    Hi all,
    I recently was given some new mature hens ( a mixed flock). I have integrated them to out established flock with out incident. I have been keeping them all in the coop and have not let them range since the newcomers have arrived. My question is this: How long should I keep them all in the coop before I let them out to range. My old girls know the way home.
    Thanks so much.

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    A week or so usually gets them to think of the coop as home. If it took that long for the integration they should be set.

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