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will they come back

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

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Songster

    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 Songster

    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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