New silkies

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

  1. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2013
    Geauga County, Ohio
    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
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    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.


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