Re-Chickened!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kitsune, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Kitsune

    Kitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, after a whole host of issues and generalised ups and downs of life I have just restocked my chicken yard!

    They are all being kept in the coop for the first couple of days (other than supervised visits to the garden) so hopefully they will all know where to go when they are let out to free range.

    However, these are much smaller than any chickens I've had before, so I'm kinda thinking I might make them an enclosed run for when we're not around, a cat got one of my standards last year and these would be little more than a mouthful!

    I have got a black and a lavender (though it looks white to me) peking (I think you call them something else in the states) a gold seabright and a black Japanese bantam.

    All except for the seabright are very hand tame which will be good for my nephew.

    I'm so happy to have chickens back [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2007
  2. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great, have fun with them!
     
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Kitsune, I am glad you are back to where you can have chickens again. I know you really enjoy them.
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Kitsune, that's our policy here for free ranging. If we are home, the hens are out after noon. Othewise they have freedom in the chicken yard that is fenced in.

    bigzio
     
  5. Kitsune

    Kitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well these chickens obviously are not used to ranging... I started going out and opening the coop when we are around, an hour later I'd go back outside and there they would still be, inside the coop peering out of the door!

    They will go outside if I shoo them through the door but then only the pekings will go back in again, the jap and the seabright have to be herded..

    hummm...

    Any suggestions on how to up their confidence or is this just a waiting game?
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Stand outside the coop with some treats and they should come out.[​IMG]
     
  7. LICHICK

    LICHICK Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck with your new batch
     
  8. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Sorry for the thread jack...

    Kitsune, my mum was from Manchester (she was a war bride)and we still have cousins in Rochdale. I really liked visiting there when I was a child...especially the fish and chips.[​IMG]
     
  9. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That's wonderful !! [​IMG] [​IMG] !!
    Please post some pics when you can:)
    Miriam
     

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