BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Raising Baby Chicks › They're going outside soon.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

They're going outside soon. - Page 2

post #11 of 15
If you are going lights off for the first time be prepared for them panicking. Don't drastically just shut lights off and leave them in darkness...try to let them experience dusk if you can. They will panic and be scared for the first few times but it's better for this to happen while they are still in a familiar environment. When you move to coop try to do it in morning so they have all day to explore and get comfortable before nightfall. I have learned from my own mistakes wink.png
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Dalai Lama
Reply
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Dalai Lama
Reply
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickcrack View Post

If you are going lights off for the first time be prepared for them panicking. Don't drastically just shut lights off and leave them in darkness...

Gotcha...
They are currently in a well lit room WITH a light on them all the time. I just shut light off this morning and will let them experience a "normal" day/night pattern today. The room they are in gets a little traffic and occasionally the kids use the light in that room after dark. Will turning the light on occasionally, 2-3 times after dark, be a bad thing?

Thanks for your replies!!!
post #13 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by BirdsInParadise View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by chickcrack View Post

If you are going lights off for the first time be prepared for them panicking. Don't drastically just shut lights off and leave them in darkness...

Gotcha...
They are currently in a well lit room WITH a light on them all the time. I just shut light off this morning and will let them experience a "normal" day/night pattern today. The room they are in gets a little traffic and occasionally the kids use the light in that room after dark. Will turning the light on occasionally, 2-3 times after dark, be a bad thing?

Thanks for your replies!!!

I would try to limit it. Or get the kids to use a flashlight lol. In a perfect world once it's dark it stays dark. Just teaches them to fill their crop at dusk and find their comfy spot and that all will be ok. I did everything wrong with my first chicks and had them leaping at me to save their lives their first evening in the coop lol. It was a stress that none of us really needed. Having said that we also all survived it wink.png
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Dalai Lama
Reply
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Dalai Lama
Reply
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
A flashlight! This could work. We are going camping in a couple days and perhaps they could get in the spirit of things.

Thanks again!
post #15 of 15
Perfect! Congrats on your new cuties and good luck with the transition smile.png
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Dalai Lama
Reply
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Dalai Lama
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Raising Baby Chicks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Raising Baby Chicks › They're going outside soon.