- May 9, 2015
Chicken newbie here. I have 6 chicks that are almost 9 weeks old. They have been living in their coop outside for a week now. Prior to that I had been putting them outside in a "chicken tractor" for the day and bringing them in at night. It only took a few days once they moved outside for them to go into their coop at night, from their small enclosed run attached to it. My question is, when can I let them out to free range? Do they need to be older, or stay in the coop for longer? How do you teach them to stay close by? Or do I just open the gate and let them figure it out?