First chicken try

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ladahl, May 30, 2016.

  1. ladahl

    ladahl Out Of The Brooder

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    We just moved our chickens out into the coop last night from the brooder (5 weeks old)

    They survived!

    I'm keeping the heat lamp on at night for another week or so [​IMG]
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and thanks for sharing your pics.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    All the best
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. ladahl

    ladahl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the comments guys. I have a small run ( 3'x3'x10') made to attach when they're a bit bigger , but I'm wondering if any of you have good suggestions that would work with our coop?

    Thanks in advance
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What a lovely coop!
     
  7. ladahl

    ladahl Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic of the small run I will initially be attaching - any ideas for a better one , please share :)
     
  8. ladahl

    ladahl Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any cool ideas for easy temporary runs that can used during the day and stored at night?
     
  9. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute coop! welcome to BYC!
    Last year I made this moveable tunnel from bamboo and plastic mesh, held together with zip ties. Each section is 4' long, anchored to the ground with tent stakes. The sections were zip-tied together. I would swing it over to fresh areas at least once a week. It was about 50' long, and connected to their permanent pen. This year, the girls are now free range, and so I use the tunnel sections to protect plants in the garden from the chickens. This was very easy to make, but obviously it is not predator proof --they are locked securely in their coop at night and we haven't had any day time predators so far.
     
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  10. ladahl

    ladahl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the ideas ... Anything wrong with going free range the first year?

    My kids have them outside several data a week already and the chicks are pretty easy to get back in the coop

    We are on 2.5 acres - no really close neighbors with dogs
     

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