Staying Close To Coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6RandomBrownLayers, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. My chickens have been staying within 10-15 feet of the coop, usually 5-7. Is this normal? They have been free ranging maybe 15-20 times and are 10 wks old. Is this normal and they just need to slowly explore? I just figured they would go farther. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    It's normal! Especially if they are only 10 weeks! When they get older, they'll start to explore more of your yard! [​IMG]
     
  3. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks. [​IMG] I kinda figured that but just wanted to make sure. [​IMG] They did better today.
     
  4. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's funny, I have some chickens that are curious by nature and want to explore everywhere while others have stayed close to the coop all their lives. That being said, I agree with the other commenter, your chickens are young and will likely venture out more as they get older and more confident. :0)
     
  5. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    They call scaredy-cat humans "chicken" for a reason...lol. Chickens are always afraid of change. And the HUGE world of your yard is a whole lotta' change. My newbie chicks are 13-14 weeks, and have been free ranging on our property since they were about 8 weeks. I'd say it took them almost a month before they'd venture out across our entire property, and that's mostly in the late afternoon for some reason...about an hour before roost time. [​IMG] They still stick pretty close to the coop/run area most of the day.
     
  7. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the positive words![​IMG]
     

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