Hello from North Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bliksem, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Bliksem

    Bliksem New Egg

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    We were given the gift of keeping chickens a week ago after moving to our house in the country....very nice and I love them, but have no idea how to keep them happy(I will have to read up on alot of things)...but for now just need to ask one thing....it's 3 hens and a rooster, and we kept them in the run for a week now, can I let them out?...will they not run away?...do they come back in the evenings?...do I have to have some way to call them if they don't come back by nightfall?....
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC. Yes you can let them out, but be aware of predators...dogs, cats, coons, hawks etc...They will go back to their coop in the evening to eat. Teach them to come to you buy tossing a handful of 'scratch' into their run, they'll love that. After that, all you have to do is call them and they' ll come running thinking you have scratch for them, reward them with scratch accordingly. Use scratch only as a treat and not as a permanent food source. They should be eating layer crumbles and make sure they have freshwater available at all times. Good luck.
     
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  3. WhoopiePie

    WhoopiePie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to BYC!
     
  4. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    congrats on getting chickens

    Imp
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Howdy!
     
  7. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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  9. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome. feel free to post in the new members section! or the north carolina section
     
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
     

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