Yard birds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gogododo, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. gogododo

    gogododo In the Brooder

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    I'm planning on building a coop with a run but i was also planning on letting the birds out to free range in the yard and such. Will they return to the coop/run at night? or do i need to call them/chase them home?


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  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Songster

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    keep them put up for a couple of weeks in the coop theyre going to live in
    and around sundown, they will return home.
    be aware of predators
     
  3. Lague Chickens

    Lague Chickens In the Brooder

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    I let them out of the coop every morning in the summer and they always returned to the coop at night
     
  4. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Songster

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    Oh, and [​IMG] from KY
     
  5. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Songster

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    They will find home. But whenever you put them in their new home, keep them in there for a few days, so they accept it as their new home.
    Maybe the first time you need to be at least close by to gently show them the door.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If you want them to come back to the coop, keep them in there for a couple of weeks.

    Also, if they won't be in an enclosed run, be prepared to lose some to predation.... that's just the way it is.

    If I were where I could have yard birds, I get a hundred straight run pheasants.
     
  7. gallo34

    gallo34 In the Brooder

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    they will return and so will everything else...close the coop at night...Have Fun![​IMG]
     

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