Birds are often wary, and while they can be extraordinarily loving in places and with people they trust, the first day in a new environment can be incredibly overwhelming. Making sure that this transition is as smooth and stress-free as possible will help your birds settle in.
The best way to do this to have everything they will need in place ahead of time. This means they can get used to their environment, and takes a lot of stress off you too!
You also need to bird-proof the areas your birds will have access to – many pet birds are let out of the cages for periods, unless they are a species that does not like handling, such as finches. This bird-proofing may just be within an area of the house, but don’t forget the garden too – while most indoor birds won’t be allowed free outside, chickens are often allowed to scratch around in gardens and it’s important to make sure they can only access areas you are happy for them to rake over!