To get new pullets adjusted to coop how long should i wait before letting them out... I thought i've

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by whatchickens?, May 28, 2012.

  1. whatchickens?

    whatchickens? In the Brooder

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    I brought home two new pullets from our show last weekend... I've kept them confined to their new coop. How long shold i wait until i let them out to frre range... I thought i've read to wait a week befire doing so... Can any one confirm typical wait period?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    A week is generally enough time for them to feel at home; however, if they are a flighty breed I would give them more time to adapt to their new home.
     
  3. whatchickens?

    whatchickens? In the Brooder

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    Okay... Thank you... I thought that was the general rule. The white face black spanish are a flighty breed as i've read... Patiently waitng to watch these fine birds free range!
     
  4. bufforphington

    bufforphington In the Brooder

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    sorry this probably doesn't help and it most likely will sound dumb. what's a pullet?????
     
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Songster

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    A pullet is a hen under 1 year old.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    You might want to take this time to train your chickens to come for treats - put a little scratch in a can and shake it, then give them a little. This will really help you if you need to call them in while they are out free.
     
  7. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Songster

    Just a quick question???
    Does let out free rang mean combine with your existing flock? .... Can't stress enough the 4 week quarantine period!

    Good luck with the new birds.
     
  8. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Free Ranging? Means it is a method of farming where the animals are allowed to roam freely instead of being contained in any manner.
     

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