Chicks moved out I have empty nest syndrome PICS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by willkatdawson, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Yesterday I bit the bullet and moved my chicks out to the coop. They were ready to leave the playpen brooder that they had outgrown. They played all day in the sun and had a ball. When dusk came I put them through the popdoor and shut it. I went down after dark to find them all bunched in one corner and crying. I placed their feeder in corner to keep them out of at least that corner. When I left they tried to follow me out of the coop door. If it was not for my husband I would have gathered them all up and put them back in the laundry room. Ever the voice of reason he reminded me we would be right back in this same position tomorrow night if I didn't follow through. They have their brooder light and the temp was great. I went down at 2:00 am to check. They were all laying under the lamp sound asleep.
    The pics are of my Barred Rock Rooster, my Buff Orpington Rooster and the gang taking their first sun bath (click pics to enlarge)
  2. GlacierNan

    GlacierNan In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    Oh I feel for you!!!

    You are so smart to have put the feeder in that corner:cool:

    Mine huddled in the corner closest to the door for weeks, I was a little thick in the head though. Finally they ventured further into the coop and now they are even roosting.

    Be strong [​IMG]
  3. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    they all look so happy and healthy
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Well , you know what that leads to..........more chicks!!!!!!
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    They look wonderful! Now don't forget to clean and sanitize your laundry room. We use our laundry/mud room as an infirmary and brooder room too. Best room in the house every summer for hatching chicks.... [​IMG]

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