Greetings from VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by babrenner07, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. babrenner07

    babrenner07 New Egg

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    Hello,

    I'm new to BYC and to raising chickens! We just got 6, 8-week old RIRs last weekend. So far (i.e. 4 days), so good. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions in the weeks/months/years to come, so I'm thankful for a support network like BYC. Without further ado, my first question:

    I plan on keeping the chickens in the coop until the weekend (this will be about 1 week in the coop, just to get them acclimated). I then plan to let them "free range" (in a sizeable enclosed area that will gradually expand as they grow and as I have time). I suppose I'm wondering if I need to move their food and water into the yard/run while they are out there, during the day, or if I can just keep the food and water in the coop. Will they return to the coop even throughout the day to get food and water?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    As your birds will be "homed" to the coop as the location of feed and water and even if they weren't going to be in an enclosed area in the vicinity of the coop there is no reason to move feed and water back and forth, they will return to the coop as needed.
     
  3. babrenner07

    babrenner07 New Egg

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    Sounds good. Thank you!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great advice already so i will just say hello [​IMG]

    CT
     
  7. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    It's nice to have you here!
     

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