Will my chicks run away?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kinardmommy, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. kinardmommy

    kinardmommy Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    I am new to raising chickens. I have three chicks tat are about 5 weeks old. It is wrm enough dudring the day to let them outside so I have been letting them out in a small pen. I am scared to let them run free because at the end of the ay I will need to catch them. Please Help!!
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Once they are used to roosting in their pen/coop they will usually put themselves up at night.

    Make sure they have been in their pen for at least a week, then let them out just before dusk - maybe an hour or so before.

    Then watch to see if they will put themselves up - they usually will.

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