I'm a newbie/question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by trynewthings, May 31, 2011.

  1. trynewthings

    trynewthings Hatching

    1
    0
    7
    May 31, 2011
    Thank you 1chickenmagnet for my new chickens!
    The 3 girls are 5 wks old and 1 is 8 wks old. They don't know how to climb into the coop or how to get out in the morning. Of course I'm scaring them when I help them do this! What do you suggest?
    Thank you.
     
  2. flnatv

    flnatv Songster

    713
    2
    119
    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    TREATS, TREATS, and more TREATS [​IMG]
     
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    2,582
    21
    209
    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    They will figure it out [​IMG]
     
  4. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

    5,468
    32
    278
    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] I agree ..treats!
     
  5. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds. Treats.
     
  6. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    1,905
    75
    181
    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    [​IMG] from S.E. Michigan
    I just started allowing my 3 1/2 week olds out of their coop a few days ago. Its a good idea to leave them locked in coop for a few days to a week so they are totally comfortable with new home. Then if you have a secure run attached to your coop just open the door in the morning and give them time, then they will learn how to go in and out on their own. The first day it took mine a couple hours before they left the ramp, they sat in the doorway and just took in the new world and if they heard a noise they ran back in to the coop. But they got it figured out now. My little chicks are growing up [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
    [​IMG]
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    25,563
    6,611
    666
    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    20,239
    184
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: