Hello! We are a new chicken family. We have 6 barred rocks and 6 isa browns. They are about one month old. They lived inside the heated barn (with a light too) until this past weekend. My husband built a really awesome coop outside. As soon as I get the photos downloaded, I will add them. They have a nice area inside attached to a fenced in run outside. They will be locked inside during the night. We have two bird dogs so they will not be free range. They seem to be settling in nicely out there. We are having fun with them. My three kids are obsessed with "checking" on them.
I do have one question. They have not ventured outside of the coop on their own. Will they eventually do this or do they need to be "taught"? I just opened their door yesterday and they never went out. Same thing so far today. Didn't know if we should be putting them outside or if they will eventually figure that out?
Anyway, I've been lurking for awhile and wanted to introduce myself. Thanks for "listening".