Newbies in Oklahoma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mommyrosalynn, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. mommyrosalynn

    mommyrosalynn New Egg

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    We have 5 acres and really don't have a clue how to be country people. We're trying, though! Right now we have 3 hens and a roo. Our girls started laying last week, while we were on vacation. They completely ignored the short nesting box (with ping pong balls) that came with the coop, and headed for the woods. My mom didn't realize it. By the time we got home, they were used to hiding wherever to lay, since they free range. Thankfully we noticed one missing, and found her on a nest of 4 eggs. Today I've kept the girls locked in the coop, and made a more private nesting box. Two have laid in the box so far. Hopefully they'll train easily.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Keeping them cooped up 'till midday and putting fake eggs/golf balls in the boxes should help :)
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills. :frow

    I started with chickens in a semi-rural area, on rental property, then bought my own bit of land up here in the mountains a couple of years ago. I am still learning how not to be a "flat-lander." ;)

    Hope your learning curve is short and you settle in to your country life without any more difficulty than retraining your hens to lay in their appropriate nests.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and good luck at getting those hens trained to lay in the coop.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, mommyrosalynn, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you in our community! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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