Is this a good idea

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by handrosilva239, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. handrosilva239

    handrosilva239 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im letting my cornish rocks free range at one week. But during the night i lock them up until morning. Is this a good idea any better suggestions.?
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if they'd get too far but as long as they can get to food and water easy it should be fine
     
  3. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plenty of people free range them - you're probably going to have to take away their food though... they won't go anywhere if there's food sitting around.
     
  4. bhanley

    bhanley Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm free ranging mine and although I do bring out their trough and fill it in the morning, they eat for 10 minutes and then are off foraging for the rest of the day. As sundown approaches, I bring their trough back inside and fill it. This helps bring in the stubborn ones that want to stay outside.

    My birds are strong and vibrant, and I haven't had any issues what-so-ever that are "common" with this breed. I did lose one chick (of the 21 I brought home) at day 3 but the rest are in great shape at 5 weeks, 3 days old. I am SOOOOO glad I decided to free range as opposed to "cooping" them up in a tractor and if you have the outdoor space, I highly recommend free ranging.
     

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