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post #11 of 16
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Thanks everyone! We ended up finding started pullets from someone in the mountains outside of Boulder instead of from Wardles, and they arrived today!  They were raised by a CSU poultry grad and his son about the same age as mine was involved in raising them. Here is our amazing coop that it took 5 guys to get into our backyard and our new pullets:

 

We ended up going with ten week old pullets- 2 BRs and 2 RIRs. So far, the BRs seem right at home but the RIRs are a little bit skittish.  We'll see how they are after they get all settled in!

Great looking coop. In my personal experience, RIRs are not as naturally docile as BRs and can sometimes become aggressive as they age. However the way to a chicken's heart is through its stomach and I'm confident that you can tame them down with treats.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by emallonee View Post

Thanks everyone! We ended up finding started pullets from someone in the mountains outside of Boulder instead of from Wardles, and they arrived today!  They were raised by a CSU poultry grad and his son about the same age as mine was involved in raising them. Here is our amazing coop that it took 5 guys to get into our backyard and our new pullets:



















We ended up going with ten week old pullets- 2 BRs and 2 RIRs. So far, the BRs seem right at home but the RIRs are a little bit skittish.  We'll see how they are after they get all settled in!
You choose some lovely birds. thumbsup.gif
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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post #13 of 16

Congratulations! I have RIR and they are super sweet. Just give them lots of attention and treats. 

 

Warning: you'll soon become hooked like the rest of us :yiipchick

post #14 of 16
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Great advice! I'll try to buy the RIRs love! Lol

Already getting hooked seeing their cute faces this morning.
post #15 of 16
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2 weeks in and all the girls even the RIRs are happy whenever I go out to see them! Treats definitely work!

Tonight went out to tuck the girls in for the night and all 4 of them had already made their way into the hen house without prompting. Even prouder chicken mama moment that they all hopped right up onto the roosting bar for the night! Next step is finishing up our chicken tractor so they have more room to roam in the nicer weather. Too many hawks and coyotes in the neighborhood to fully free range. Will post pics of our recycled chicken tractor once it's finished- all materials so far for less than $15!
post #16 of 16
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2 weeks in and all the girls even the RIRs are happy whenever I go out to see them! Treats definitely work!

Tonight went out to tuck the girls in for the night and all 4 of them had already made their way into the hen house without prompting. Even prouder chicken mama moment that they all hopped right up onto the roosting bar for the night! Next step is finishing up our chicken tractor so they have more room to roam in the nicer weather. Too many hawks and coyotes in the neighborhood to fully free range. Will post pics of our recycled chicken tractor once it's finished- all materials so far for less than $15!

Congratulations! I know we've all had that proud mama moment! I'd love to see your chicken tractor and pictures of your beautiful girls :)

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