In the Brooder
- Apr 19, 2020
Hello! I'm a first time chicken owner. I have 6 chicks. 1 is a rooster and i THINK the other 5 are hens. They are 7.5 weeks old. I put them in their new coop a week ago. My question is how long do i need to have them locked in there until i can let them out during the day? Based on the reading i did the most common answer was a week so they get used to the coop as a safe place. But my chicks seem very interested in leaving the coop. Does that maybe mean they are ready or that I should keep them in the coop longer? I dont want to have to chase them into the coop every night if i can help it lol any advice would be appreciated! Thank you so much for reading!