1st night in the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by davef72, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. davef72

    davef72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my girls are spending their first night out in the coop. They've been in our laundry room for two weeks now. I'm a nervous wreck, we shall see if they make it through the night w/out a predator. I'm most worried about a chicken snake getting one of the smaller wyandottes.

    Please say a little prayer for my dozen chicks tonight here in Texas.
     
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  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hi Dave,

    What kind of chickens do you have and how old are they? It's good to make your coop as predator-proof as possible - hardware cloth is great at sealing holes where snakes can enter.
     
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    @FridayYet we have a dozen chicks that are 4-5 weeks old now.
    2 of each. Australorp,Golden Laced Wyandotte, Americauna, Buff O, Golden Comet, Barred Rock
     
  4. davef72

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    Pleased to announce, they all made it through the night! Apparently I'm a better builder than I thought. I tossed and turned all night, worried they were going to be eaten.

    THEY MADE IT!
     

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