what time

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by davecash, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what time do you open your coops up?
     
  2. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when ever i wake up. about 11 lol
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    When I head to campus... about 8am... or some days 6am... then close it at dusk.
     
  4. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my girls do not like being in the coop once the sun comes.
    i'm usually out there within a couple of minutes of dawn, about 5:25 this time of year.
    Sometimes I go back to bed, usually not.
     
  5. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm up at 5 every morning wether I'm working that day or not. [​IMG] Everyone else in the house is still sleeping so it my only quiet time. [​IMG] One I think it's bright enough I let them out. Right now it's usually 5:30 to 5:45. They can't wait for me to open the shoot for the run. Actually race [​IMG] to see who makes it out first. [​IMG]
     
  6. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since this is my busy work season (I'm a wildlife biologist)...DH opens the door at aroudn 0530....but unlike Gracefulspice's hens...mine just sit on the roost until they're darn ready to come out...usually by 6 or 630.

    Sandra
     
  7. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Gracefulspice, I can so relate! I am up before 5 every morning, no exceptions. I have to wait a bit to let the chicks out because there are sometimes coyotes around. Right now it is around 6:15 to 6:30, depending on how bright or cloudy. The sun isn't up yet at that time here in our hollow. The race is really on then, see this post: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=10600
     
  8. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let my girls out at 7 am. Sometimes when I get up earlier I will let them out then. I close them up at 5 pm when I feed the cows and pig.
     
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  9. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Close them up at 5? WOW don't they complain? Mine would cluck and carry on till I let them back out again. [​IMG] I wait till they go in on their own and then I lock up the coop. Right now that time is usually about 8:30.
     
  10. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Close them up at 5? WOW don't they complain?

    Not really. They never make a sound. They dig around in the litter for awhile then they go to sleep when it gets dark. Sometimes if I'm working in the workshop or garden I'll leave them out till 8 pm.
     

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