taking free range chickens and putting them in a run?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ozzchicken, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. ozzchicken

    ozzchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking of getting RIR and leghorns that are free ranging and putting them in a run.
    Will the adapt? and will they keep laying?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Yes

    Yes.

    I was having unacceptable losses to I had built a 20*12 run mine are fine there-

    Good Luck.
     
  3. Crazy4mypeeps

    Crazy4mypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm interested in this too. Because we will not build our run until we get the potatoes out of the garden. [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Originally I let my birds free range and they were getting into my gardens eating the plants I had planted and digging up plants. Also they were getting into my compost piles and spreading them out everywhere. I had to do something so I made them large runs which I call my chicken yards. They adjusted just fine. I didn't have a predator problem because at the time we were always outside working and I would close them in their coops at night. Now I have an electric fence.
     
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  5. mary24

    mary24 New Egg

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    We to are looking into putting up an electric fence because I am worried they will go places they shouldn't and I want them to free range. Right now they are 7 weeks old (leghorns) and are in the barn. My question is do you having any problems with the chickens flying outside of the fence?
     

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