When should I start letting them free range

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suderm, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. suderm

    suderm In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2017
    Received 4 rhode island reds 1 week ago and they are still unsure about coming out of the coop and into their built in run. I built a 3'x10' A-frame tractor for them so I can free range them in different parts of my yard. How long should I give them before I start? I don't want to stress them out. They don't run right to me yet so I don't want to upset them getting them in and out of the tractor. Thoughts? Is there a good way to start letting them free range slowly?

  2. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Crowing

    Mar 5, 2017
    i did not let mine out for maybe a week they have to get use to there new home
    i let mine out and put them back in close to dark [​IMG]
  3. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Songster

    Jun 5, 2016
    Nipomo, Ca
    A week or two should be fine. You just want them to know where home is. Some of my birds were much more eager to adventure out then others.

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