What time in the morning do you let your chickens out of the coop?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by auxranch, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. auxranch

    auxranch In the Brooder

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    Hey all!
    New to this fun filled world of chickens! What time do you guys let your hens and rooster out of the coop in the morning? Thanks bunches!
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

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    They are awake at 5:50am and have access to go outdoors at the time but I don't get up and feed them until 6:00am-ish.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, auxranch, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I'm an early riser so they usually get released at daybreak or a little before. Some of mine come out when it's still dark...others ones stay in for another half hour or so for some reason. Good luck to you!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    My birds have free access to a secure outdoor run 24/7.
     
  5. BackyardBaers

    BackyardBaers In the Brooder

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    I am new as well, my chicks have officially been in the coop for one week. I put their food down and open the door to their coop at 5:45, but they don't usually come out until about 6. Today, however, I slept till 6:45, and when I went out there they were ready and waiting. Probably wondering where the heck I was. I opened the door and they immediately came out and started chowing down on breakfast.
     
  6. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Crowing

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    :welcome

    I usually let my chickens out when I wake up in the morning (7:30-8:00am), or when the sun rises.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    [​IMG] Daybreak or shortly thereafter is 'wake-up time'.
     
  8. brahma momma

    brahma momma In the Brooder

    Welcome to the flock! I get up at 6:00 and after I grab my coffee, I head out to let the girls out. They are locked securely in their coop every night at 10:00. It is usually about 6:15 to 6:30 when I am there. They seem to be just waking up themselves by then. I do not have a rooster though, if there's a roo, then it can be as soon as the sun is up. Depends on where your coop is also, shady, or which way your windows face, etc. Mine faces east.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] If you have (allowed) Roosters it still would be best to keep them in till 7 or 8am if possible so your neighbors will be more tolerant of the crowing. If you aren't home at that hour you could set up an automatic pop door opener.
     
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  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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