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Chicks going to coop!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by seafood, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. seafood

    seafood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 12, 2008
    Its moving day...my 6 week olds are going from the basement to the coop. They all seem to be strong and healthy...it is time.

    A women from work has over 50 chickens and she puts hers outside between 4 and 5 weeks old with no heat lamp. She doesnt buy into the "its too cold theory" once they are more than a month old. There is no way a mama chicken could sit on a clutch of (2) 5 week olds let alone 10!

    So...they will huddle up together in some warm hay and get used to their new home.
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    that women is right.if a hen hatches a big clutch of eggs.she can only brood them for a week or so.then they to big.so they just huddle close to mommma.
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I guarantee ya Grandpa did'nt let Grams bring chicks into their house!
     

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