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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Crazyoop, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Crazyoop

    Crazyoop New Egg

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    Hi i have just aquired my first 2 chickens, how long should i keep the in the coop/run before i let the out into the garden (i would like them to be free range as much as possible)after i bring them home. also will they naturally return to the coop at night?
     
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Is your yard fenced?
     
  3. Crazyoop

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    18 weeks, wings clipped fences approx 6ft.
     
  4. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you need to keep them in for about a week so that they learn where home is. Congrats on your new chickens.
     
  5. Crazyoop

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    Thanks for that info, I let them out on 25th and they haven't wandered off into next doors garden and have been returning to the coop at about 7:45PM for the last 2 evenings.
     

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