3 weeks old chicks :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mysheezab, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. mysheezab

    mysheezab Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! My first chickens are just about 3 weeks old and growing fast. They are very curious and currently living in the garage in the brooder I made from a rubber made container. I put a little roost in the brooder but ther will not use it. I put them on it but they would rather sleep on the floor. And every time I open the top, they all fly up and roost on the rim of the bin. Do they hate the roost I made? And when can I take the outside for supervised visits? They seem like they wanna break out. But I'm afraid they will eat bugs and are they too young for that? If I do take them outside should I feed them some chick grit? Thanks everyone!!!!! ;)
     
  2. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will get on the roost as they get older, if you take them out where they can get bugs there will be dirt there too right??? Think about what they would eat if they were outside with their mama
     
  3. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and btw they are adorable!!!
     
  4. Zippy007

    Zippy007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hiya at 3 weeks i was letting my 2 chicks out for a hour a day in a mesh run with access to chick crumb and water i wouldnt worry about them eating the odd bug at that age mine ate meal worms from 3 weeks and had no problems they are now 10 weeks and growing fast now they are outside with my older hens and running the roost
     
  5. mysheezab

    mysheezab Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks :)
     

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