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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bethannebel, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. bethannebel

    bethannebel New Egg

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    Hello, new to owning chickens and to BYC. got a question. I have a hen and 3 peeps. Slikies. today we moved them from a small pen to a larger pen with a covered house in the back and fenced in the front. she is on the ground tonight with the chicks and not in the covered house. should I just leave her there? the cage and run is secure , no predators can get in. thanks
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! If it was me I would move her into the coop - chicks, too. You don't want to start the habit of them not sleeping in the coop. After a couple nights they will recognize the coop as home and start using it. Also, as a newbie to chickens you might spend some reading the articles in the Learning Center here https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    It's packed with really great information. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I do precisely as @redsoxs advised - it seems to do the trick. They just need to know where their new "home" is and then they will be fine.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree with Redsoxs . [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! So glad you joined us, and I hope you make yourself at home here!
     

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