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Leaving the coop & run

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Toddyboy007, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Toddyboy007

    Toddyboy007 Just Hatched

    Hi all -
    I recently took the plunge and bought three fantastic Buff Plymouth Rock chicks last week for my back garden coop/run.
    They are around 8-9 weeks old according to the breeder and are doing great in the coop/run, putting themselves to bed at night etc. But wondering when would be the best time/age to let them out of the run (supervised of course) to allow them to stretch their legs in the back of the garden.
    Any advice?
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  2. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valley of the Sun :)
     
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  3. Toddyboy007

    Toddyboy007 Just Hatched

    Thanks Bruce - Planning on cleaning them out on Sunday so will give them an hour or so out
     
  4. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valley of the Sun :)
    i noticed my chickens will all stand next to the door of the run around 6PM or so each day waiting for me :)

    i guess it became a routine for me as well .. logging out of work and letting them out and start cleaning around 6PM each day and locking up the run and put in frozen water bottles in their coop around 7:35pm

    if your run is large enough they probably don't need as much time outside.. but if you can they would enjoy being outside. you can add in a chicken swing, or hang the food so they can peck at or other boredom busters while they are all cooped up in the run

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