Hello from Ohio!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bockbockbegawk, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. bockbockbegawk

    bockbockbegawk Hatching

    8
    1
    9
    Oct 28, 2014
    Ashtabula County, OH
    We just bought our homestead and inherited a flock of chickens along with it. Six Rhode Island Reds and a white chicken whose breed I don't know.
    Here's a funny anecdote from last night: I didn't know if the chickens would go back to their coop at night on their own and ended up chasing them around trying to herd them back in for almost a half hour before giving up and calling their previous owner! So relieved to find that they don't need chased or bribed to go to bed. [​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    8,696
    246
    316
    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    LOL I wish I could have watched! ;) Hey if you do ever want them to go in early, just throw some cracked corn in there and they'll come running!

    Welcome to BYC! I'm also in Ohio.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    23,660
    1,462
    406
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Most chickens will go into their coop on their own at night. If not, though, you could try chasing them in again, or throw some scratch or corn into the coop.

    Good luck with them!
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    6,322
    289
    317
    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    24,596
    3,617
    546
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    20,585
    1,238
    401
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    35,483
    22,479
    1,142
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sometimes you need to lock them in the coop a few days to teach them where home is. It helps to leave a light on in the coop as they don't like to go into dark coops. And definitely, lure them in with some food just before roosting time. I do this every night. Teaches them to all gather in preparation to heading off to bed.

    Enjoy your wonderful flock and welcome to ours!
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    15,005
    7,555
    722
    Jan 10, 2013
    Macon,GA
    [​IMG] So glad you joined us. When our hens were young pullets we found out quickly….you cannot catch a chicken. So sorry i didn't have a camera on when my DH went round and round our coop trying to catch a BR. She came back in on her own…and likely was laughing. If you ever do need to round one up…use treats they cannot resist, and they'll come to you.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    36,683
    4,759
    556
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    28,424
    5,137
    616
    Apr 23, 2014
    Colorado
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: