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Finally in the coup!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wendyfox, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. wendyfox

    wendyfox New Egg

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    We finally got our coup built and put the 7week old 8 hens and 1 roo out last night. We opened the door but they won't come out. How long does it take for them to venture out?
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. The flock should really be kept in lockdown in the coop for at least 48 hours before letting them out - kinda teaches them where to go and sleep on a night. At the moment, they are simply confused - chickens hate change, so don't worry about it - they will settle down very soon.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When they feel safe they will venture out and explore. All you need is one and the others will end up following.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Hello[​IMG]and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. wendyfox

    wendyfox New Egg

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    Thanks! I have kept them locked in the coop for three days. I wanted to open the door tomorrow but its supposed to rain. Do you think they will know enough to get back in if it rains?
     

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