will they come back

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ricks Chicks, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have had my chickens since May, in the coop at night, in the run during the day. If I open the door and let them free range how far away will they go ?and when should I expect them back to the coop?
  2. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Mine don't go very far. They don't spend time in the run as I at first thought they would. They love to be out eating weeds and bugs.

    They come in every night just before dark. Seems they are coming in a bit earlier this past few weeks. Only occasionally have I had one not come in and I just scoop them up and take them in.

    They really do take care of themselves after we have protected them. Only predator I really worry about is the hawks.


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