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4 week olds reach milestone

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by codybird, May 2, 2009.

  1. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 week olds went into the roost by themselves tonight!

    Hooray!!!!!!!
     
  2. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! How long did it take you? (still having to coach mine)
     
  3. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My three weekers did the same to get out of the rain. I'm so proud that they were able to figure it out for themselves. I did have to put one of the under a weekers in though. The other under one weekers just followed the big girls in.
     
  4. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put them outside in the new tractor a week ago. The last 4 days they would go up and down the ramp all day to take naps, but would huddle up on the ground in a corner at night to sleep.

    I picked them up and put them in the upstairs roost every night. Not what I call low chicken maintenance.

    I guess the big black obelisk from 2001, a Space Odessy landed in their pen and they made an evolutionary leap.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Little by littel they figure it out!
     
  6. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 2 day rally going!!!!!!
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Mine figured it out the day after I put them up there. When I put them up there they all jumped back down, but later that night they were all up there.

    I think it helps that it's considerably warmer on the roost because it's closer to their lamp, kinda makes it more inviting.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations....... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 6 day olds could roost lol [​IMG]
     

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