big chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Little Fuzzy, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Little Fuzzy

    Little Fuzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My three 3wk old chicks are very flighty. Every time I take the wire off the top of the brooder the black star flies out. So I put them into my wire broody buster cage in the big girl's coop. I'm going to let them run around the big coop during the day when the herd is out free ranging then I will put them in the cage at night. They have one more week under the heat lamp, it's still getting cool at night. I did put a nesting box out in the run so the girls can use it when they come back to lay. They have checked it out, with a fake egg in it. Do you think they will use it or go into the bushes?
     
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    My Coop
    When we had to use the coop for our chicks I put a storage bin on the shelf of our barn and put a egg in it. Then when the chickens had to lay I would put them in the storage bin with the egg inside. It always worked for me.
     

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