2 week old RIRs in the Garage

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved my 2 week old RIRs to the new minitractor inside the garage. Went from a heat lamp to a 75W light in one corner.
    They love it!
    Plenty of room ( 3'x3' run ).
    I put 2 inches of pine mulch in there and they were scratching up a storm.
    I also placed a 2x2 pine roost for them.
    I went out a little ago and 2 of them were on the roost.

    The cats sure want to get in that tractor. I already swatted one with a rolled up newspaper for trying to stick his paw through the wire.

    I think my little beagle mix is going to " protect " them. I placed her bed beside the minitractor. [​IMG]
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  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I have RIR's also. Mine are 6 years, 7 months and 4 months. How cute, on the roost! Be sure and post some pictures!
     
  3. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldnt wait.
    2 week old chicks on a roost are just too cute to not get a picture.
    Pictures on the 1st post.

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  4. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooohhh-- how cute! Congrats on your lovely babies, and keep kitty outta there. Have fun.
     
  5. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats funny i thought i was the only crazy person that parks outside and turns the garage into a nursery
     
  6. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The one kitty that started, hasnt come back in the garage since I swatted her!

    No kitty is going to get my chicks. i cant wait until they are grown and we will see what happens then.
     
  7. Littlechick

    Littlechick Out Of The Brooder

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    Adorable! I have 25 coming in the mail on Thursday. You know, my Dad argued with me about putting a roost in my brooder. He said that baby chicks don't need one. I didn't listen, though.
     
  8. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Two things of importance in the garage.
    My harley, and my chicks. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They jumped right up on there.
    I'm glad you didnt listen.[​IMG]
     
  10. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Awww, they are so cute! Do you have a screen or something for the top so they do not fly out? They will be able to do that very soon, if they haven't yet.
    Looks very cozy in there for them!
     

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