Easy-going brahmas and a coop upgrade

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gritsar, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    This morning my SO finally got motivated to add the extra roost I've been wanting out in front of the girl's nest boxes. Unfortunately at the same time he got motivated the girls got motivated to lay their eggs.
    When they followed us into the coop I was concerned about how they were gonna take to a 6'4" man hammering, drilling and sawing not two feet away from their boxes. I was worried they'd leave without laying or perhaps lay outside.
    I shouldn't have worried. The girls simply walked around him. One even shoved his cordless drill off of her favorite box where he'd leaned it.
    I got three eggs in the time it took him to construct another roost.
    I am constantly amazed at just how easy-going these brahmas are.
    Just had to share. [​IMG]
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh I wish that my brahma were that easy going. Mine are young and skittish and go hide in the coop at the drop of a hat. they are only about 5 months old and are the only chicks I have. Maybe that is it. I did not raise these myself but they are learning to come when I call them to eat or come outside of a morning. They are so pretty. They walk around with bedroom slippers on(those feathered feet). They are neat to watch running about after bugs that get in their 12x20 fenced in yard.
    I am getting some Bo's on the 15th. I can barely wait. I have everything ready. My hb just shakes his head . He can't understand this chicken phaze as he call it. Jean
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    crazy, I can't say that it was early and frequent handling that made mine so easy-going. I handled them regularly, but except for my favorites, not every day.
    As they've gotten older they just seem able to roll with the flow around this place. I'm around them alot too - I even free-range with them from time to time, so maybe that has helped.
    I wish you good luck with your current ones and the new addtions.
     

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