Staying in the big coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lavkid, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Lavkid

    Lavkid Chirping

    Mar 11, 2018
    San Antonio, Texas
    Big question, the babies are outside and in a makeshift wire pen inside the big girl coop. They are about 5 weeks and almost feathered. We live in southern Texas. So my question is, how long do they stay in that temp pen before I let them out to free range? I have 6 big hens already free ranging and coming into the coop at night. Will they do the same?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I generally let mine out after a week or two of separate penning. They don't go far initially and I make sure I round them up in the late afternoon for a while and keep them penned separately at night until I'm comfortable leaving them out. Generally between 3-4 months of age.

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