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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kmed12, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Kmed12

    Kmed12 Out Of The Brooder

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    My fiancé and I recently purchased 4 golden comets approx 1.5 years old. How can we help the acclimate to their new home, what tips can you give us as new hen owners in the city? We want happy, healthy, laying hens!
     
  2. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And welcome.[​IMG]
     
  6. Kmed12

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    We have a makeshift coop set up right now as their coop is being delivered in a couple days. Their coop will have a run, nesting boxes, perch etc. The coop we have set up now has those things, but is an open pin.
     
  7. 1876 Farm

    1876 Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome!! Sounds like you will have a nice, safe, area/coop for them to live in. That is a great start.

    Check out the site on bedding, there's straw, pine shavings, sand options. I've had chickens since 2009 and have used straw the whole time. It can get a little dusty and messy at times. I'm going to try the pine shavings & DE food grade this winter. I hear that using the pine shavings/DE you only have to change it out 2x a year, instead of every 2-4 weeks.

    Get chicken layer food and I would recommend getting good sized feeders and waterers. The water is the most important (I think), if something was to happen they could go a few days without food, but it's the water that is the most important.

    Any change you make with your chickens (new coop, different feeders/waters, etc) can interrupt their egg laying. So when that happens just be patient, they will all settle in and be back to laying in no time.

    If you get the time, post some pictures of your girls.... everyone loves pictures!!
     
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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] You got some good tips here. Enjoy your chickens!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     

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