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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gypsyfarm123, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. gypsyfarm123

    gypsyfarm123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all, I let my flock out for the first time yesterday (they free-range,but the area is fenced in,about 100x100,and they sleep in their coop at night). Well, yesterday I decided to let them out of the gate and roam around the rest of the yard (5acres of woods) I watched them throughout the day and for the most part,they stayed in the front yard with the rooster. I thought they all made it back to the coop when I locked the gate,but when I got up this morning I noticed one of my hens was gone! Do they normally stray away from the rooster? I've searched everywhere...should I expect the worse?
     
  2. thumper29a

    thumper29a Out Of The Brooder

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    mine always come back so if it aint back by the end of day yeah id say something got it
     
  3. twisted troy

    twisted troy Out Of The Brooder

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    It's pretty early to say, i've had hens that decided to chase some little snack and got a little far from home when it got dark. They just shut down at dark......it's kinda wierd. lol Hopefully it'll turn up tomorrow.
     
  4. gypsyfarm123

    gypsyfarm123 Out Of The Brooder

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    She came back sometime yesterday. I just propped the gate open in the morning and she made her way back,thankfully. I think she slept in the recycle can, cause I found an egg right on top lol
    Dumb bird :p
     

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