What time do chickens come out in the winter?

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  1. domm1

    domm1 New Egg

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    Hello, I was just wondering what time do chickens come out in the winter? I live in the uk I normally go out and let them out about 8 in the winter time and about half 6 in the summer. But I have left a hole in there door so they can go out whatever time they want first day I have tried it.
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    thry com out all wjnter lomhmbuy likr ti dtyatcloder tothrtr food and where it is warm.......spring iis there favorite tine of yrar!
     
  3. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine want out asap in the morning. It doesnt seem to matter to them what time of year it is. They come out of the coop into the run around 5 am & want out to free range. I usually dont let them out till around 7ish am though - no matter what time of year it is. They are funny little creatures :)
     
  4. Thespoiledchicken

    Thespoiledchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guys usually hit the ground running as soon as it is light enough to see, rain or shine. Yours might be a little shy the first time they encounter snow but quickly get accustomed to the change.

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I open mine as soon as it's properly light in the mornings and they come out immediately.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Some of mine come out when it's still quite dark - others prefer it to be a little more light out. I know when there is snow on the ground or it is super cold, they tend to stay inside longer.
     
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  7. willowbranchfarm

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  8. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Given their choice they will come out at early dawn (unless extremely cold or snowy). Be careful with leaving the coop open to predators over night.
     
  10. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of mine want out as soon as i let my dogs out about 6;30 am but one pair of laced brahmas stays in in cold weather until maybe 9 or 10!
     

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