Congratulations to the winners - they were all adorable entries!!!
I found that several of my NY chicks were VERY flighty and active. They were creating havoc in the bathroom brooder. I moved 6 of the most active outside to the coop with the Thanksgiving silkies. There was a little soft pecking at first, But they are now cuddled up to and running around with all the others. They are loving the freedom! I have 3 babies that hatched about 7 - 10 days after the others. They are half the size of the NY babies. I tried separating them from the NY chicks, but they cried and cried for hours. So, 5 unlucky NY chicks have to stay and keep the younger trio happy.
It's in the 60's today, so it's beautiful outside. These temps should hold until Thursday, when we'll drop to the 50's and the rain will start again. I figure by next week, the 6 NY babies will be hardy enough to handle the cooler temps.
@mustangrooster I am so very sorry for the lost chicks!!!