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Should I take chicks out of nest box?

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This is the first time I let my bantam cochins hatch their own eggs. They hatched this morning. Nest boxes are about 3 feet above the floor. Should I take them out and put them on the floor?

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I'd leave them in the box for a few days.  I'd also prepare a box on the floor of the coop for when they decide it is time to take that first leap!  Once one goes, the rest will follow.  Then, they'll have new digs waiting for them.

-Pete

 

Chemist + Chickens --> Chicken Nerd

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-Pete

 

Chemist + Chickens --> Chicken Nerd

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Yup... Cuz they won't get back up... I always place my broody on the floor when the chicks hatch, in a nest box. Then of course, you get a broody like mine who took her babies out side when they were 3 days old! Now I have to set her box on the ground, and when they all go in,I pick it up and set it back in the coop.
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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Thanks, didn't think of putting a box on the floor.(DUH).
 

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