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Chicks outside now

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dirtyhip, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Dirtyhip

    Dirtyhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left the coop door open today, so they could have free roaming in their chicken run. I think they are about 7 weeks old now, and mostly feathered out. They were out roaming, as I left for work. Clearly they want to be out. I can't help but be a little nervous. <helicopter parent>

    They are saying "Thanks, Got any treats?"

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    No time like the present. The more they are exposed to fall's cool weather, the better they'll be adjusted to winter's cold weather. Chickens LOVE 40-60F degree weather. It's not too hot and not below zero. They love it.
     
  3. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww!! I love the helicopter parent! LOL that is SOOO me with my "people kids" !!!!
     
  4. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well good luck ! Must feel good to have them out and about. Give us an update at the end of the day [​IMG]
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Yeah, I remember hovering around my crew when they were out for the first time. [​IMG]
     
  6. Dirtyhip

    Dirtyhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them out before, but I helicoptered over our precious little snowflakes.

    They were out all day yesterday. I was in and out, but constantly checking on them. [​IMG]
     
  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is the run covered. I would recommend keeping them in the run while gone and not supervised. At 7 weeks they are pretty young to be out while you are gone. JMHO I am a nervous papa
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011
  8. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 4 weeks today and they have been out during the day in a fully enclosed run for about a week. They love it. They go in and out, the heatlamp is still on inside so they go back in to warm up occasionally but other than that they're having a blast exploring their realm. I'm very sure that nothing can get into the run so I'm fine leaving them out by themselves. They put themselves to bed inside when it gets dark. Just have to close the hatch.
     
  9. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just looked at your locations weather compared to mine and they are nearly idential, WOW I am excited to think I could actually put my chicks out soon without a problem! Mine are 1 week younger, so maybe in a week or two I will attempt it!
     
  10. Dirtyhip

    Dirtyhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They lived. They were laying down in the coop, when I came home. I think they had a busy day. Actually, they seemed quite happy and feisty when I opened the door..it woke them up. They came back out and were jousting a bit. Like, two of them were charging each other.

    They acted thrilled with the freedom. Now, they are locked back inside and their light is on for the night. [​IMG]
     

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