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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dbolman, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. dbolman

    dbolman Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] On Saturday I bought 4 new chickens: A Buff Brahma Bantam, A Mille Fluer D'ucle, A standard light Brahma and a psycho Welsummer hen. Ireally want to let them out to free range. How long do they have to be in their new coop to know that is where they should return after free ranging all day? The next 2 days are suppose to be beautiful and I feel horrible leaving them in.

    Tracy [​IMG]
     
  2. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! I think some of it depends on the chicken. I've had some that would stay around and others that hit the woods!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I would lock them up for a week, at least.
    Give them things to entertain themselves with in the coop - scratch thrown in the bedding, a cabbage or brocolli head hung down to peck at - and you won't feel so guilty.
     

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