hello fellow chix

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by new.w.chix, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. new.w.chix

    new.w.chix New Egg

    Apr 18, 2009
    I am new to the chix world. I am building my coop today and have a questions hopefully someone can answer. If I let the chickens run about in the backyard while I am around, will they run away? Do I need to always have them in their coop?
  2. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Osceola Mills PA
    Chickens will stay within distance of their coop, its their home and they know it, they dont want to run away. They arent as wild as other birds. However, i wouldnt let young ones out. You should wait until they are old enough to be outside the coop.
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    [​IMG] !! They will wander until they know where their home is. We used bread to call them and get them to stay in the yard. It works great as a treat and once they know what the bread bag means, they'll come running when they see and hear it.

    Also want to mention that my coop is in my garage and I normally put the light on in the evenings. One night I didn't, figuring they would go back in at dark like they always do but they didn't. Once it got dark and they couldn't see their way, they spent the night outside. Maybe if the coop is in the yard they'll go right in at night. [​IMG]
  4. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    just want to say hi, new too and this is a good site to get information. Have fun and I wish you the best.
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  9. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    [​IMG] from MN!
  10. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In

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