My first day with chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joleenb, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. joleenb

    joleenb Hatching

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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!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats and good luck. :thumbsup
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! Good luck!
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. joleenb

    joleenb Hatching

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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. :)
     
  8. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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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
     
  9. Just reebok

    Just reebok Chirping

    Welcome!!!! From South Carolina!
     
  10. willowbranchfarm

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