New silkies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by brains, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I finished the coop and run and picked up 4 silkies about 3 months old. They seem to love their home, hanging out inside but how long will it take for them to venture into the run? I grab them and bring them out to sit with the kids but when they are done they immediately head inside. Are there some treats that I can put out for them, was worried about tomatoes and the like because they are so young. Please help I feel like I am doing something wrong.
    I can understand being taken away from mom and getting used to their new environment
    Thanks
    Ed
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are like that. Then one day, one will look out the door, take a step, and never look back. The rest will follow.

    After a week, try moving the water dish outside.

    My chickens have always eaten tomatoes, leaves, sprouts, and fruit.

    Chris
     

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