How long?

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

  1. Terrik

    Terrik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Dallas, OR
    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

    Aug 20, 2010
    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


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