Roman chickens!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MainelyChicken, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. MainelyChicken

    MainelyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, the girls have been very happy with me lately, however!!! When i let them free range, they used to stay close to the coop. However the last few weeks they have been traveling far and wide to the point were i cant find them until its dark out. Id like them to continue, but wont until i figure out how to keep them close. Any ideas, Help!!!!!
     
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they in a fenced in area?
    Where do you have the feeders and waterers?



    I think they are moving farther away is because once they scratch around their coop, they eat all of the bugs and yummy snacks they love to eat. So the move farther away because there are no more bugs around the coop so they go out where there are some. :)




    Hope this helps

    PS. Please answer the two top questions, these may also be why they are moving out.
     
  3. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like the Romans..... They are out to conquer the World! Add a perimeter fence before their downfall. [​IMG]
     
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  4. txnative

    txnative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they come back if they know you have treats?
     
  5. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha!
    That is so true, sort of like America.
     
  6. MainelyChicken

    MainelyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, because i was free ranging them no fence. And Yeap feeders and waterers are right by the coop.
     
  7. MainelyChicken

    MainelyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, i have to go find them and shoo them home.
     
  8. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are moving farther away is because once they scratch around their coop, they eat all of the bugs and yummy snacks they love to eat. So the move farther away because there are no more bugs around the coop so they go out where there are some. :)
     

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