Kind of a dumb question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bethj7, May 1, 2007.

  1. bethj7

    bethj7 Hatching

    May 1, 2007
    I got a standard size chicken and four babies from a lady I work with. We had discussed the rooster next door. Well she mentioned after we have everybody at home that, when the babies get old enough to get out of the brooder that they might go visit the rooster. There is about and acre size lot between us and him. I'm worried they might go and not come back. I don't want to have to keep them penned all the time. Could this really happen? Should I be worried? [​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I dont believe there will be a problem. By the time they are grown, and can free roam, they will know where to come home to roost. Now, just maybe, the rooster will come home one day! [​IMG] Good luck with your new momma and babies!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    The hens will know where home is and come back every night. If any do wonder off, just coup them up for a few days and they will relearn what is home. Good luck!
  4. bethj7

    bethj7 Hatching

    May 1, 2007
    Thanks a bunch!! That makes me feel better. This is my first time with chickens. So I pretty green. I did go buy Storey's guide to raising chickens and I read it from cover to cover.
  5. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    One of our hens kept going next door to "visit" the rooster, and one day he did follow her home.
    Then he wouldnt leave, lol.


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