BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Managing Your Flock › Five week old chicks...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Five week old chicks...

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I hope this is the right spot for this post. I am getting my chicks this week. How should I go about introducing them to their coop and run? I am new to this whole chicken thing lol
post #2 of 4

:welcomeTell us a bit about your run and coop.  Size of each, how tall is your run fence?  Is the run covered?  Where are you located (generally speaking)

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Reply

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Reply
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Covered run 5ft tall about 5ft long. Coop is 4x4. Located in S. Carolina. Chicks are five weeks
post #4 of 4

How many chicks? I am thinking that you should be able to just put them in the set up perhaps waiting till near dark, and locking them in the coop over night, then opening the door to the run in the morning. It might take them a while to get brave enough to explore, but feed them close to the door, then each day a bit farther, and they should work themselves out of the coop.

 

Mrs K

Western South Dakota Rancher
Reply
Western South Dakota Rancher
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Managing Your Flock
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Managing Your Flock › Five week old chicks...