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BabyBantam
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Re: Hello from Buckingham

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good luck - remember not to worry toooo much about them in the fist few days :) Worse than having new children
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Not much sleep tonight, then! Like kid's Christmas all over again!
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I'm thrilled to bits with my girls! I would have put up some pics but Photobucket has just frozen on me.
I have Agnes and Winnie (Oxfors Browns) and Gertie and Helga (Nera). I have a very stunning Oxford Blue called Blue Bertha, I will try and up load and add some pics later.
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Lovely, I'm glad you're pleased with them. Looking forward to Photobucket thawing out!
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This is Agnes, Winnie, Gertie amd Helga
http://s297.photobucket.com/user/Kimbab ... 1.jpg.html

This is the lively Blue Bertha
http://s297.photobucket.com/user/Kimbab ... 8.jpg.html

And this is Gertie showing that she is indeed NOT camera shy!
http://s297.photobucket.com/user/Kimbab ... b.jpg.html
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Lovely girls! And what a BEAUTIFUL run for them to live in!
You may need to check that they've gone to roost in the coop tonight, as it's possible they haven't worked it out yet. If they're reluctant to go inside the scary darkness, try putting a torch inside a nestbox and gently herd them inside and shut the pophole. It may take a few days before they go in of their own accord, but don't try to help them too early - wait until it's really getting dusk and they're getting a bit worried about what to do next. Possibly use a length of netting or similar, to gently encourage them to walk in the right direction. Try to get them to go up the ramp of their own accord, if you lift them in they may panic, and won't learn to do it for themselves. They're like kids, they don't like to go to bed too early!
They may not perch at first, many young pullets have been raised in barns with no perches, so once they've got the hang of going to bed on their own accord, you may need to go down once they've settled and lift them on to the perches, to train them what to do.
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Re: Hello from Buckingham

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When they arrived we placed them in the coop and left them shut in for half an hour to calm and settle. We then opened the pop hole. Three of them came out pretty much straight away, the two Browns had to have a little assistance.

6pm they all put themselves to bed and we closed them up.

Looks like they've already got it sorted!

They were kept in a large sort of barn with perches and nest boxes so they've already got the hang of that.
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Couldn't wait to get off the train and back on WiFi to see the pics. I see it didn't take them long to find the food. Great stuff!
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Looks like an amazing set up and lovely birds :)
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