What time do you let your chickens out to free range?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ellie, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I let mine out at 8:30 because that is when I leave for work. My cochin has laid three eggs and all three have been clear across the field under a gas tank. I know if I leave her in there longer she will have to lay inside, but I go to work and can't.... On weekends I could and maybe train her. All the others are in their nests and one, right by the door.

    So, I was wondering when you let yours out... is it routine or just whenever or by design?

    Ellie
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  2. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Today, I let mine out at 8:30 and not soon enough by their standards--one of the hens jumped up and threw herself against the window. For a split second her face was plastered against the window pane! [​IMG] It wasn't terribly cold this morning and I usually let them out around 7-7:30am. When it's very cold, I might wait until 9am before opening the doors.
     
  3. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
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    Now that is a picture that is funny!

    I hope mine eat the right food and lay their eggs before I let them out and that is why I don't let them out earlier.

    Ellie
     

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