Some of you may be familiar with my recent posts since I'm brand new to the world of baby chicks. After learning a hard lesson about heat lamps and losing one of my eight chicks, I decided to move to the mama heating pad. After another learning experience and getting the chicks used to their new cave, I woke this morning to 7 happy chicks that stormed out of their cave about a minute after I turned on the light and made a mad dash to the food dish. They were cheeping and hanging out on top of the cave while the kids and I were getting ready to leave. They weren't huddled up as if they were cold, but the occasional loud cheep had me somewhat concerned, so I placed them all back into the cave to make sure they understood that is where the warm spot is. They found it last night no problem as I turned out the light and watched them get nestled in.
Now I'm sitting here at work being a nervous wreck about whether they are ok or not. This is the first day they are truly unsupervised at home since my wife had to work today as well. Debating on whether I should drive home at lunch to check on them since it's about a 25 minute drive, or if they will be fine until my wife gets home around 3. Should I be concerned, or should they be fine since they made it through the night with no issues? None of them seemed to be stressed at all this morning, so I'm fairly certain I finally have the setup dialed in.
Here they are at the food dish after bum rushing it when I turned on the light this morning.