1. PSUChickens

    PSUChickens New Egg

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    I am getting ready to finish my coop and my neighbor ordered the chicks last week. My question is how long should i keep them in a run until they figure out to come home at night and to stay around. Any tips for how to keep the birds to come back to the coop. How big should the run be for the short time they are in it.


    Ryan S.
     
  2. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ussualy let them stay in the run till there full grown then I let them out in the day and at night they go back in the coop. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks should be feathered out and probably at least 8-12 weeks before they can free-range on their own.

    With new adult chickens coming to my place, they must be locked in for 3 weeks to know where home is, before I let them free-range.
     

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