Newbie from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mprivett, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. mprivett

    mprivett Chillin' With My Peeps

    132
    0
    99
    Jun 29, 2010
    Chatham County, NC
    Hello everyone! I'm very new to chickens (just got my first flock about a week ago) and live in rural Chatham County, NC. I've enjoyed reading the posts on this forum and have learned so much from BYC!

    We have 4 Dominiques (3 pullets, 1 cockerel) that are doing well--went up the ramp and into their new coop for bedtime all by themsleves the very first night we had them! With patience and persistence I finally got them to eat out of my hand but they are still very much afraid of me--they won't willingly let me pet or hold them yet. They are about 13 wks old now I think and were raised by their mama hen. We were told to keep them in their run for 3-4 weeks before letting them free range, but this morning I heard a loud "bawk" and before I knew it our rooster escaped (sneaky little thing) while I was changing their food and water. It took some time before my husband and I could chase him back into the pen! I can't believe how entertaining they are to watch--loving my little ones [​IMG]
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    If they go back in to roost on their own, I think they feel at home. Freerange away!! [​IMG]
     
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,139
    21
    183
    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from south carolina/fla [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    908
    0
    139
    Mar 4, 2009
    fountaintown,indiana
    [​IMG] from Indiana
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by