babies first outside adventure at 4 days old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by adam7979, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. adam7979

    adam7979 New Egg

    Jun 22, 2011
    yesterday was there first time outside in a 4x4x3 pen what an adventure it was they fought over a moth stealing it from each other and running. Then they found an ant hill and it was an all you can eat buffet. They would get mad at the clover flowers because they were still to tuff to pull out and run with them. never once did they seem to be in distress and all 6 of them were out for about 3 hours, and as soon as i put them back in there cage they all fell asleep instantly under there heat lamp. I will be putting them back out today again. And at all times they had shade, water, and food and were supervised . We still have not thought of names for the the 5 hens and 1 rooster, they are 2 white rocks, 2 partridge rocks, 1 barred rock hen and 1 barred rock rooster. We took lots of pictures and i will post them as soon as i figure out how, and pictures of there new coop for when there older.
  2. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2010
    My house :]
    how funny my chick is 4 days old today and siblings are still in eggs and i was going to take him outside today too lol
  3. CluckCluck2

    CluckCluck2 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2011
    Morris, Illinois
    I'm bumping this back up because I'm concerned about them being outside at 4days old. Is that old enough to be eating bugs, grass and other stuff?
  4. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2010
    Quote:yes they would just need some heat and some sand to keep the happy and able to digest as if they were with there mum she would take them out when ever she wanted to

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