The first days of (almost) free range *pics*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Balefire, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken are from 04/ 20. After we moved I'm able to let them freerange, but I'm so scared. Yesterday i was so brave to let them go, surrounded by a sheepnet ( I thought it was safe lol). Now they enjoy a hot day in the woods

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    Thanks for looking [​IMG]
     
  2. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Candeechick

    Candeechick Out Of The Brooder

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    How pretty. Love the pics
     
  4. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    They look happy to me! Give me liberty or give me death! [​IMG]
     
  5. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when do you get the nerve to let them free range? I'm new at keeping chicken and we have plenty of room to do it but
    I still feel like they might run off or worse get mauled by a cat or something at what age should I take this leap?
    they are only 4 weeks and 8 weeks right now.
     
  6. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Love all the pics! Especially number 5!
     
  7. [​IMG] [​IMG] look at the feathers on the back of her neck in the second to last photo!!!! what did she see????? a ghost????? they are so pretty. What kind of roo do you have? he is gorgeous.
     
  8. Chickadee55

    Chickadee55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't let mine out of their pen until they were about 12 weeks old. Our property is fenced in with chain link so I don't worry about predators too much during the day time but I do watch the skies for predators. They all go in the coop in the evening. My cat and dog aren't interested in the large chickens but I'm not sure how the cat would act with chicks so they have to stay inside.
     
  9. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Pic 8 had me do a double take. What is Cinnimon doing over there? That sneaky Silkie!
     
  10. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine are around 12 weeks and I let them free by accident, thought the sheepnet is kepping them in [​IMG]. Guess tomorrow when I'm back to work, they need to stay in their pen . Think they don't like that part


    Quote:She didn't saw a ghost.......one of the other got spooky lol Jerry is a Red Comet rooster. He was sneaky lol, if you see my avatar he got this little cute stripes on the back, everybody thought he is a hen. And sadly he is up for sale. If anyone like to get him, PM me please. I have 2 much rooster [​IMG]
     

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