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is it ok to have the new chicks in a small area for awhile and then move them to a large coop in the pasture? Or will the "move" create difficulties?

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That’s a pretty common way of doing it. It’s easier for many people to provide food, water, and heat to them in a smaller area. When you move them to the final coop, leave hem locked in there for a few days, maybe a week, so they look on it as home.

If you have a safe way to provide heat and protection from the elements and predators you can brood in the coop, a few of us do that, but the vast majority on here do something similar to what you are describing. That can be in the house, on a back porch, in a garage, or in some other outbuilding. We are all unique with our own set-ups and reasons for doing things.

 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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