2 month old chickens arrived

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clkjohn, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. clkjohn

    clkjohn Just Hatched

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    My 2 month old Rhode Island reds arrived yesterday 10 of them. I have a large chicken tractor that I placed them in. Do I have to place them in the upstairs coop at night myself or will they learn this themselves ? [​IMG]
     
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! Thanks for joining, I'm sure you'll love it here! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Not quite sure what you mean by upstairs coop? Do you mean will they go up the ladder and go inside in the evening? Most will do that instinctively, but some may need to be taught that the coop is their home. You can teach them that the coop is their home by closing them up in the coop (with food and water) for a couple of days. If you're referring to the roosting bars where they sleep, most chickens will automatically get up on the roosting bars to spend the night but some won't...for those that won't, you'll have to train them by placing them on the roosting bars when it's evening.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  4. clkjohn

    clkjohn Just Hatched

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    Thank you for your response I meant to say it was the chicken coop which is up the ladder this evening at sundown I will assist them in going up there thanks again for answering I look forward to being a part of this group
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, clkjohn, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! I think after you show them the way a couple of days they will figure it out pretty quickly! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. clkjohn

    clkjohn Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the message
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ckjohn [​IMG] Welcome!

    I agree, after a couple of nights of you showing them where to roost they will get the hang of it.

    Good luck with your new feathered friends.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. clkjohn

    clkjohn Just Hatched

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    I'm really enjoying this site and appreciate the responses to my message
     

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