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  1. philm

    philm New Egg

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    Hi all thanks for the ideas for the coop the girls seem to love it no eggs yet but early days
    two of the girls will eat out of my hand but they will not let me pick them up . Any tips or should I just give it time only had them 2 weeks so far [​IMG]

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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] You've got beautiful hens! Love the blue one... I found that most fully grown chickens don't like being picked up, even if they are tame and used to it. What you can try instead is encourage them to sit on your lap. But give them time, it's early days still :)
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, philm, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard. What I've found that works is sitting in a chair and giving treats - mealworms works great - to get their trust...soon they'll be up in your lap. Good luck to you!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Chicken wire just keeps in chickens doesn't keep out any predators. YOu need some hardware cloth 1/2" openings and at least 18" tall to put inside,around the chicken wire so preds like raccoons can't reach in and eat off a leg or two, or try and pull a chicken thru the bars. If you have a deer mesh across the top it will keep hawks out.
     
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. philm

    philm New Egg

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    Thanks for that but luckily we only have foxes in the uk and the birds are lock in at night
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    We have a fox den in our backyard - I know they can dig, they can climb, and the ones we see are out any time of the time. They are not rabid they are just opportunist and plan their days around when they know pickings are easy - like garbage pick up day, or when someone is feeding their outside cat or dog etc. They are very determined and smart as a whip.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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