My first day with chickens

joleenb

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I received two chickens this morning and they are getting used to their new home. I'm told by the farmer who gave them to me that after a week they'll be fine to free range.
I introduced my two dogs to them separately, outside the run and the smaller one, a fox terrier mix wanted to dive right in. The other one a Newfoundland/Golden Retriever mix sniffed and wasn't very impressed. I will keep bringing the small dog closer and closer every day until they meet which I hope will work. I've watched the Dog Whisperer video and have read a lot of articles however actually managing the meet will be a challenge. I'm sure once she is used to seeing them, all will be fine as this is her and my first experience with chickens.

Wish me luck!
 

sumi

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Hello and welcome to BYC! Good luck!
 

joleenb

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Thank you all so much for the nice welcome. I've had the chickens all weekend. Friday night, the first night, I got two gorgeous eggs. Saturday, one. Yesterday, nothing. They did however come out of their coop when I called this morning so it seems hopeful. :)
 

Fierlin1182

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Hello and :welcome

Good luck with the dogs, and congrats on your eggs! Egg laying might be a bit erratic when they're first starting out, especially if the hens are young.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
 

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