Finally in the coup!

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

  1. wendyfox

    wendyfox New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Apr 11, 2016
    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. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    29,756
    18,132
    666
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,610
    12,021
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

    11,647
    2,869
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    Hello[​IMG]and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,807
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. wendyfox

    wendyfox New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Apr 11, 2016
    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?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by