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Letting The Chickens Out

Category: Chickens | Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:46 am

I let the chickens out of their pen for the first time yesterday to get them used to being out in the open. I also wanted to see how much it was going to take to get them back in the pen.

They had a blast foraging the tall Bahia grass and mostly stayed right beside the pen. It was right before the sun went down so they were only out about thirty minutes. Just as the sun began to set they all ran back inside together.

I'll let them out late in the evening for a while. Eventually I will let them out earlier with the ultimate goal of allowing them to free range most of the day. We do have coyotes, hawks and owls so that is something that I have to be aware of. I haven't lost any of the other chickens lately, but it only takes one bad day.

The New Chickens ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )

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Cayuga Morning wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:54 am:

Cute story. I love the image of them all scurrying back to the cage at sun set.


eileen wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:17 pm:

I think your chickens are going to love being outdoors. Just think of all those bugs they'll eat for you while they're scratching about enjoying themselves!!

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