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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brandilynns, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Brandilynns

    Brandilynns Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone, hope all are doing well today.
    Grew up on a small ranch, but we never had chickens, had almost every other type of animal, but no chickens. Think my parents tried a few times and hawks, coyotes or any other predator would kill them all.


    Decided to raise some of our own, for eggs mainly, meat as well, those that are roosters.

    Me and my husband had gotten about 37 chicks at a local auction, 28 have made it 3 weeks today. They are in what was a rabbit hutch, it is off the ground. The hutch is maybe 6' long, 2.5' tall and 1.5' long, those are approximate of course. From the ground to the bottom of the hutch it is about 2.5 feet. We had already made a ramp for the rabbits to use. My question would be how soon can I open the door and let them roam? My worry is them not being able to figure out where the ramp is. I have a 20x20 run that is covered. I also have a rooster, I know I would have to keep him away from them until they are way older.

    Any thoughts, suggestions would be great!
     
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    [​IMG]My 7 week old chicks are outside now and they go up the ramp by themselves at night. But it took them a couple nights to get used to it.

    Also, welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Brandilynns

    Brandilynns Just Hatched

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    Sounds great.

    And thank you :)
     
  4. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Your welcome!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Brandilynns

    Brandilynns Just Hatched

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    Thanks drumstick :D
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Brandilynns [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Brandilynns, and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Best wishes to you and your new flock! :weee
     
  9. Brandilynns

    Brandilynns Just Hatched

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    Thank you Teila and redsoxs for the welcome :)
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined our flock! [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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