Is it Time ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by charlie 1963, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. charlie 1963

    charlie 1963 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Hens have been in their coop for a week now.. Think they are ready to come out ?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How old are the hens?
     
  3. charlie 1963

    charlie 1963 Out Of The Brooder

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    Close to a Year, I think. They haven't laid any eggs yet.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I think you can let them out for a bit and see how it goes. They should be laying if they are a year old.
     
  5. charlie 1963

    charlie 1963 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You for the Help. I keep ya posted on how it goes.
     
  6. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are concerned you can let them out in the evening, maybe two hours before bed. That way they won't have time to wander far and you can watch to make sure they all go home. I would think a week is probably enough time though.
     
  7. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont feed them for a day or so let them out for a little bit and then when youre ready for em to come back in just shake their feed bucket and they should folla ya right back in
     
  8. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree with chickensaredinos
     
  9. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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