Babies slept in the big coop for the first time last night

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by melodie_a, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bathroom seems so quiet today. I moved our 8 chicks out to the coop yesterday. It is kinda sad, I was so used to talking to them throughout the evening and I went in several times per night and spent at least 10-15 minutes sitting with them talking to them and holding them. I can still watch them since hubby was nice enough to install a camera in the coop last year for me. I turn on the "chicken channel" and watch their silly antics. They are thrilled with the room they now have. They went from a big 50 gallon container to an 8x8 coop. They have spent their morning running back and forth from one side to the other with the baby roos particularly enjoying the extra room to chest bump each other. [​IMG]
     
  2. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to add that they are 5 weeks old now. I put a light in a corner of the coop just in case, but I don't think they have really needed it.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  4. Tommy Kelly

    Tommy Kelly New Egg

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    I put mine out 4 days ago and they are loving it. I have a 20x30 run and a shed on the back of it with nesting boxes and a roost set up. My chicks are only 3 weeks old but are 3/4 feathered and growing fast. When I put them out it was a show with them scratching and pecking around on the dirt. They are loving being outside. I have 30 rhode Island reds and 10 more on the way. So I will have a pen full of chickens when they get grown. And more eggs than I need with at least 25 hens. I messed up on my order and ordered buff orphingtons for my random pick's to get roosters I only got 5 randoms so I will give them away and reordered 10 random rhode Island reds to get roosters. I have friends that are just starting also so I will give them the mistakes and they also have incubators so we can raise some of mine after the roosters get started. When everything gets sorted out I should have 36 rir's. I haven't named any of mine yet but they all have their own personality.
     

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