1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Hi from Okla

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eddieokie, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. eddieokie

    eddieokie Out Of The Brooder

    66
    5
    31
    Mar 27, 2012
    Newcastle Okla.
    I just got the chicken fever,picked up 13 pullets and 1 roo last week all about 4 months old.They seem to have no to little interest in going outside of there coop. Is this normal?
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,918
    90
    211
    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    [​IMG]

    Congratulations on your new chickens. How old are they?
    Chickens seem to come/go as they please.
    They will eventually wander outside to check it out.
    They will stay close to the coop at first and over time will wander a little bit more.
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    135
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Congrats on your new additions!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,489
    82
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  5. DAVELOVESLORI

    DAVELOVESLORI New Egg

    6
    0
    7
    Mar 27, 2012
    Greetings! I just joined a few minutes ago.... We just got 5 "rescue" chickens. They came from an "egg farm" with not-so-great conditions, I'm guessing.

    We had a coop on the property, and I have hay inside the lay boxes; the feeder is inside the coop, and have been feeding them at sundown to herd them into the coop for the night.

    The pen itself is quite large, but the english ivy covered the ground, and I spread hay around to cover it up. My neighbor says I need to cut back all the ivy, because the chickens need to dig in the dirt.

    We feed them Layena; but they haven't produced a single egg yet.

    We've had them about two weeks now.

    Any advice? And many thanks!
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,204
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,706
    16
    203
    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG]
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,752
    1,103
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,854
    107
    218
    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined us
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    462
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by