2 hens with 2 two week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Island Juli, May 18, 2016.

  1. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chirping

    Jan 25, 2016
    They were let out of their brooding cage today. Moms were gettingb way too ancy being locked up. They were great all day with the rest of the flock, in and out of the cage to ear and drink. Its in the bottom off the regular coop.

    But tonight they have chosen to hunker down in a dust hole outside the coop, under the shade tarp.

    I tried to get them inside, but not a chance. We live in rural Hawaii and their are rats, no other real predators.

    Going to be a long night staring atbthe coop camera to make sure all is good!

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Maybe cleaning out the brooding cage may help? It could be that theres lice or mites there and thats what is discouraging them from returning there?

  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Next time, just wait until its nearly dark and go outside and put them in. Then you won't have to worry about them all night!

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