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brought them out in the sunshine today for the 1st time

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrv19, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ..and omg they made me laugh. It was in the 60s today so i took them outside for a bit. As soon as the sun hit them they began rolling to their sides, stretching their wings, sunning their under bellies lol. They are a trip.
     
  2. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute! can't wait to let my little ones out in the sunshine....so close! just need it a little warmer [​IMG]
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Two-week olds can handle 70F 20C sunny days with no wind for brief periods away from their heated brooder. They instinctively know to open their feathers to the sun to absorb vitamin D, and it feels soooo good!

    Give them a runway, and they will demonstrate low level flight!
     
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  4. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will begin daily feildtrips to their run this week when the rain clears while we complete the final details of the coop. They loved it so much i felt bad taking them in even as it got cooler. They did great...no signs of huddling for warmth. No distress. Just alot of stretching and sunbathing and happy chirping lol
     
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  5. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aren't field trips great? Mine started on a towel on the bathroom floor with me, then a fabric mesh dog enclosure in the foyer, then outside to the run...I think it makes for easy adaptation for the BIG move to the coop!
     

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