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They went into the coop themselves tonight!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    My daughter and I usually get out there to round them up around 7pm. Tonight we went out around 7:10 and they were all inside up on the roost. They are growing up!! *sniff*
    They didnt even bother to get down when I put the water back in and filled the feed up for the morning. Just some low "peeps" and a few low "peep/clucks"
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Rhett&SarahsMom :

    My daughter and I usually get out there to round them up around 7pm. Tonight we went out around 7:10 and they were all inside up on the roost. They are growing up!! *sniff*
    They didnt even bother to get down when I put the water back in and filled the feed up for the morning. Just some low "peeps" and a few low "peep/clucks"

    That's great because I am going to start my flock to free ranging for an hour every evening,although they have a good size run 40'x12' but I feel they will be happy for an hour around the Garden every night especially that my garden is almost done for this year.
    Do you think I need to stay with them first few nights?to make sure they don't go far.​
     
  3. krjwaj

    krjwaj Songster

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    Jul 7, 2008
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    I know exactly how proud you feel!
    We had to put them up at night beacuse they didn't get it for a while. But when they finally did it on their own....AWWWW [​IMG]


    Congrats!
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Quote:That's great because I am going to start my flock to free ranging for an hour every evening,although they have a good size run 40'x12' but I feel they will be happy for an hour around the Garden every night especially that my garden is almost done for this year.
    Do you think I need to stay with them first few nights?to make sure they don't go far.

    they probably wont go far for a while but if you want to be out with them depends on what they may get into. After 2 weeks mine have only made it as far as the front yard and they are out all day, put themselves to bed promptly at 7pm.
     

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