A hello from Eastern SC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by coweatchicken, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. coweatchicken

    coweatchicken Hatching

    Aug 29, 2009
    I just recently bought four Barred Rock hens. I'm looking forward to watching them, taking care of them, and collecting eggs! I plan to buy a rooster next spring so I can get some chicks to either sell or raise to eat.

    My chicken yard is on the side of my house and is about 20x30ft. I've had to put bird netting over it as a temporary solution to get them to stop hopping the fence. They're safe in the yard, but out of it my dogs or roaming animals can get to them!
    We haven't built an official coop for them yet, but we've thrown together some pallets and strapped a tarp over it for weather protection. Last night though, it rained and they refused to go in where it was bone dry and got soaked... Why do they do this?

    I'm also curious, and can't find the answer, why do chickens go dumb at night?

  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Songster


    hmm, chickens have lower ability to see at night than at noon.
  3. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!

  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Congrats on getting Chickens

  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI

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