Remember These Simple Rules When Starting Your Flock
Its BEST to keep your hens in an enclosed coop and run and not let them out. If you choose to your
chickens out, there is always danger lurking for your chickens. This includes, predators, neighbors dogs, kids chasing them
or getting caught in a wire fence, or even eating lawn or rat pesticides are all dangers for your new chickens!
It can take your new hens a few days to a week to settle down and start laying eggs- Keep your
new hens in a safe and calm place, especially when establishing your flock
All chickens have a "pecking order" its natural to see chickens fluffing feathers, picking at each others necks,
or chasing a coop mate away from the feed bowl. This is NATURAL- In a few days your dominate hen will "rule the roost" and
soon after the hens will start to lay eggs.
Its important to NOT let your new chickens out to roam for the 1st week, your new hens have to "bond"
with their surroundings so that they know where to roost at night. Keep them in their coop for at least 5 to 7 days.