Thanks for all the infomation.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cynthia Knitter, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Cynthia Knitter

    Cynthia Knitter New Egg

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    I am new to chickens and being in a forum. I am not a consistent writer but I do read and take advice that I have received on the website. Well I originally had 4 chicks, my dog got two of them and I had two left. I really secured the pen so no more little ones getting out. I ordered three more and now I have 5. Two of them , Christine and Gladys are older and bigger. Connie, Evelyn and Cheri are the new ones and they are about a month younger. I was having some anxiety about mixing the two different ages to the outside pen and run. I followed the advice of lot of people on the forum and had great success. No one hurt and they are sharing the pen and the coop. I divided the run with fencing so they could see each other and stick their beaks between the fencing but the bigger girls could not get the little girls. There was food and water on each side of the fence. I put a plastic tub with a hole cut out for the little ones to sleep in with some pine shavings. After a week I removed the fence and watched. The big girls yelled a couple of times at the little ones, they let them know the pecking order and the little ones moved out of the way. I added some extra branches at one end of the run for the little ones to run under and roost on too. The little ones went into the coop that night with the big girls and so far so good. It has been about 5 days since I removed the fence in the pen and when I looked through the window of the coop, they were all roosting in the coop. Thanks for all the good advice, It made a big difference for a novice like me. Gladys and Evelyn are Buff Orpingtons, Connie and Christine are Barred Rock hens and Cheri is a Buckeye. They are very friendly especially Christine, she loves being held and petted.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Cynthia, welcome to BYC. You have joined a great forum, and we are glad that you have joined our community.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the BYC flock Cynthia. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. [​IMG]
     
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! If you ever have any questions don't hesitate to ask or just hop right over to the Learning Center!
    Have a awesome time on BYC, best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Cynthia, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I hope you enjoy your time on BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi Cynthia, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you successfully integrated them, a job well done! Thanks for joining the community, I hope you enjoy it here!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  10. Kismet Farms

    Kismet Farms New Egg

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    Welcome, glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     

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