Lady Cluck Cluck from Healdsburg, CA,

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

  1. ladycluckcluck

    ladycluckcluck New Egg

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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. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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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