How long?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Terrik, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Terrik

    Terrik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I got to new hens and I put them in the pen after about 24 hrs. Since then they have not got off the roosting post. How long is it safe for them to stay there? I fed then on the post but I'm not sure what to do. I'm worried abou them.[​IMG]
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    They have probably gotten down while you weren't around. They won't starve themselves to death if there's food available. Give them at least a few days. They are in a strange place, with new surroundings, and it will take them a few days or more to get comfortable. They will stick to one place than slowly range farther and farther from it.
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    yup...
     

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