11 pm and the furnace kicked on....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    So the buttons days of living the high-life on the porch are officially over! I went out right away and got their cage and brought them back inside. I was planning on doing this tomorrow, but with the heat kicking on so early, I figured better safe than sorry. So their humongous cage is in the bathroom, it's the only room that has space atm.

    One thing I'm worried about is that when I first moved them outside (back in early May) I lost one of my hens the first night. This shouldn't happen in reverse, should it? I mean, that was from going from the relatively warm house to the tiny bit cooler outdoors, and they were covered. Them being outside for the past 4 months, then coming back in, won't kill them, will it?

    I hope they don't get stressed out too badly, they took a full month to start laying again when I moved them outside!!
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
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    They should be fine in the house, but may (will) go off lay.
     
  3. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did the first night go?
     
  4. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope they did well [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My bathroom was covered in feathers, too much noise for them I guess. I put them back on the porch today, the weather here is always crazy [​IMG] I'm going to clean their cage out and then bring them in for good. Their cage is a pita to clean, so I can make as big a mess as needed on the porch and it's easier to clean [​IMG]
     
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Got to love how fussy the little things are lol they will make you pay for moving them. NO EGGS FOR YOU ! Lol
     
  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    you mean you gotta keep them inside even where their grown?
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Buttons can't handle extremely cold temps, they are only about as big as both your thumbs together. In the summer they were fine outside, but when it's cold they have to be either inside or have heat on them. It's just easier to bring them back in.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Why Dont You Issue Them Lil Snow Suits [​IMG]
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe Build Them A Lil Trash Can Fire In The Corner Of Their Pen? Lol----[​IMG]
     

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