Long time chicken wanter, finally chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by preest, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. preest

    preest New Egg

    Dec 22, 2013
    I have been on this site browsing all things chicken for a long time but have finally joined the day we now own 4 beauties of our own. I want to let them free of their city life and run on our land, but how long should I give them to get used to the new area. the coop came with them, but I dont want them to get scared or run off.

    cant wait to help them get used to the area and start loving country life.
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!

    Glad you have finally joined, pictures please[​IMG].
    Maybe just keep them in their coop for a couple days or so, make sure they can see out side.
  4. preest

    preest New Egg

    Dec 22, 2013
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm one who feels keep the dogs away from the chickens. Every thing loves chicken -and not in a good way.
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Looks great preest!!!
    Just have a search on BYC and you will find many threads on the dogs and chickens subject.
  7. keepmumsane

    keepmumsane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2009
    Hmmmmm firstly, Yahhhhh chicky babes!
    Dogs. Dogs are tricky. We had one who ate half our flock, couldnt help herself and out current dog herds them and knows shes not allowed to chase them. Everyone tells you never to Trust a dog with hens, its a Really tough call.
    I would keep your girls in a big run, our recent dog grew up with hens , the first one didnt.
    There are lots of threads here about dogs and poultry, its the reason I found this site.
    Good luck!

    And Yippee!
  8. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC.

    Dog and chickens? Yes, there is quite a bit of discussion on it here. Good luck!

    The the big black brindle one in the photo looks like he has bad intentions!
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC.

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