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I am bring home my first chickens tomoro. They are rescue hens. I have been told I have to lock them in the coup for several days, is this true . Any other advice is welcome
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Yes, it's true. They have to sleep somewhere for a few nights before they know that's where they're supposed to go at night. If you didn't you wouldn't know where they would decide to sleep at night. It could be a tree, a pickup truck or whatever.

Were they cage layers? If so, it may take them a while to roost.

They were likely on layer feed so don't start giving treats too quickly.

If they are laying continue layer feed but if not switch them to a starter/grower feed. Let us know how their feather condition is.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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:welcome

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:welcome

 

x2 on ChickenCanoe's advice. Keeping them "cooped up" for a couple days teaches them where home is.

 

Good luck with your rescues!

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Calling all home bakers...come join us! post #1

Debby

 

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Hi and welcome to BYC - I wish you the best of luck with your rescues and i am sure they'd thank you if they could :)

 

 

All the best

CT

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It takes them awhile to adjust, never haven seen  grass, or felt wind, heard outdoor noises.  Once they figure out they are safe, their personalities tend to blossom.  How wonderful that you took them in.   Thank you.

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