Jul 12, 2016
Hello :)

New member and very, very new byc enthusiast from Gibsons, BC, here.

We have been interested in having our own backyard chickens for years and started seriously planning about a year and a half ago. We moved to Gibsons in October and decided, finally, to go for it. We built a coop big enough for ten girls back in April and welcomed six 18 week old hens just yesterday. We weren't expecting them until the fall, but our names came up on the wait list for the spring order from one of our local farm and garden stores so we scrambled this weekend to get everything in place. We are thrilled! They are taking their time getting settled and I think are still in a bit of shock from their big day in transit yesterday. I put pellets out for them yesterday, but none of them ate any, choosing to forage instead for a few hours before bed. I opened the coop at 6:00am and put out feed, but only one has left the coop yet. They do look more relaxed today, though, and I hope it won't be long before they all come out and get something to eat and drink.

Anyway, I'm enjoying poking around here and look forward to getting to know some of you!



Yorkshire Coop

Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Aug 16, 2014
Hi :welcome Bridie

Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on getting your new birds :clap It can take them a while to settle down and I'm sure once they have got used to their new surroundings they will be very happy in their new home.

Wishing you the very best of luck and be sure to ask any questions. Everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
Out to pasture
Moving is very stressful for chickens and being shipped first, is probably even worse. They will come around but, everything is new, probably type of food also. Obviously they are used to free ranging.

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