Hello from NJ, soon to be PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RhondaLee, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. RhondaLee

    RhondaLee Hatching

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    Hello! I am not one to join sites, but I found myself constantly looking at BYC and decided to finally make it official!! I have been owned by chickens for two plus years now. I am definitely addicted. I have 7 regular size hens, 2 bantam hens and 4 bantam roosters. I know the hen/rooster ratio is off, but earlier this year when I picked the banties, I didn't know what I was getting. The solution, to which my 4-year old daughter is very happy with, will to be get more hens when we move.

    To that end, I have a question for you folks. We are moving 150 miles from NJ to PA. We thought we would have had the move completed by now, but you know how moves go.... Anyway, I'm kind of nervous, because my regular size hens are going through their first molt. It's nothing terrible yet, but moving itself is stressful for chickens, let alone while going through a molt. If all goes well, we should finally be on our way to PA within the next 2 weeks. Any suggestions for how to make this a successful and less stressful move for the chickens?

    Thank you for any suggestions.
     
  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Songster

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    [​IMG] I have never moved chickens, so I really do not know. I would most definitely have a coop ready for them when they get there. I would probably keep them in it for a couple of weeks to teach them thats their home. Good luck!!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and congratulations on your new home. Crate/box the birds securely and introduce them to their new coop. I can't predict any problems on such a short move.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Chickens are resilient creatures, they will be fine. Good luck on the move.
     

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