New to raising chicken and loving it.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Christitchen, May 15, 2016.

  1. Christitchen

    Christitchen New Egg

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    I got four buff orpington because i read how docille and friendly they are. They are six weeks old on Wednesday and I have enjoyed watching them grow and holding them. They just moved into the chicken coop today and seem to love checking out their new home. They seemed kind of frightened of me when i was in the coop with them. In the brooder when i would put my hand in they would hop on my hand and let me hold and pet them. Looking forward to meeting others who enjoy rasing chickens.:lol:)
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us. I'm sure that your chicks will resume their friendly behaviour, but being new to the coop is a stressful and disorienting time for them - chickens (like most of us) don't like change.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us and congratulations on your new flock.

    They will always be "suspicious" of changes. I would suggest you get down to their level in the run - sit with treats in hand and they will again trust and come to you.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's scary for them before, you were the BIG hand that fed them etc. now they get to see all of you - and you're a GIANT to them.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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