4 and a half week chicks are in the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yoshih, May 25, 2019.

  1. Yoshih

    Yoshih Chirping

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    I put the chicks in the coop this am, I have the coop at 80 degrees, thanks to a heat lamp. I will open the door to the covered and enclosed run this afternoon once they get used to the coop. Tonight I will keep the lamp on and turn the milk house heater to low to make sure it stays at least 70 in there. coop1.jpg coop2.jpg
     
  2. Ghosty

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    Cute! What kind of chicks do you have?
     
  3. Yoshih

    Yoshih Chirping

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    they are silver laced, black laced , Colombian wyandottes, the yellow is a mystery
     
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  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    Very sweet little flock you have! :)
     
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  5. Roo5

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    What degrees is it where your at?If summer and warm they don’t need a heat lamp. My 4 week olds are outside and it gets to 60, with winds at night, their also in a open wired caged.
     
  6. Yoshih

    Yoshih Chirping

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    Today is close to 75 but the nights are still in the mid 40's and 50's
     
  7. Yoshih

    Yoshih Chirping

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    The chicks refuse to leave the coop, even though it is 80 degrees, they are walking around the coop but too afraid to leave it yet.
     
  8. cluckcluckhens

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    We decided to put ours in the run a week or two ago so the Hens could see them, then we put them in the coop one night last week after the hens went up and were asleep. Put their light in there with food and water and they finally went to sleep around 4 am. They had to be shown the coop just two nights and last night they went into the coop on their own. They all get an A+.
     
  9. Jenjens

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    I see you have a sebright. Do you know if it's a boy or a girl? I have one as well and am not sure what it is. Hoping for a female though.
     

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