are they ready to move?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by abhaya, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I have a silkie with 3 chicks they are close to fully fledged. I have noticed the last couple days mom is getting less protective and she is giving the little ones a peck every now and then. Are they ready to move to the big coop? They are in a huge dog kennel (I kept my mastif in it) now on my back porch. next few days temp are 40-60 daytime 30-50 night time temps
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Temps will be fine but they need to be where they can see each other but not get pecked for several days or weeks. If you can't do that, you need to supervise the mixing and give them some distractions, and you may have some bad pecking.

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