Lady Cluck Cluck from Healdsburg, CA,

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ladycluckcluck, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. ladycluckcluck

    ladycluckcluck Hatching

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    I am first time chicken owner. I have 5 chickens: 2 Buff Orpingtons & 3 Ameraucanas.I have 2 Labs...one particularly interested in her new feathered friends! Hopefully there will be no accidents. It's been 4 months & so far so good.My latest dilemma is the chicks have decided to roost on top of the coop instead of inside. So, nightly, I have to put them, one by one, into the coup!! Hopefully, they will learn to put themselves to bed. For the most part, I have been enjoying learning & caring for the chicks.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! I learned the hard way with my dog killing my chickens, just make sure they are never left unsupervised together. If you keep your chickens locked up in the coop/run for a week or so, they should learn that inside the coop is the place to roost at night. Good luck to you!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG]I f you cover their run they will forget about nesting in trees - they are perfect targets for a variety of predators including owls.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You might try luring them into the coop with treats an hour or so before roosting time, then closing them in for the night - once they learn to go to the roost in the coop they should continue to do so.
     

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