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  1. djswift

    djswift New Egg

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    Our new chicks (10) are 8 weeks old and have a large coop with a door which allows them outside. They prefer to stay indoors most of the day. I'm new to this, so is this behavior natural?
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    What is the weather like there? have they ever been outside? they may just be nervose and will go outside more with time.
    Henry
     
  3. GallowayFarms

    GallowayFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to run mine out of the coop when they were little to get them to explore the outside world. What kind of litter do you have in your run, or are they free to explore your whole yard when they leave the coop.

    Do you feed them in the run or in the coop? If you have the feed and water in the coop they have no reason to leave the coop bc everything they need is inside. Try moving your feed and water out into the run and see if that doesn't make them a little more adventurous.

    Good Luck

    Nick
     
  4. Riparian

    Riparian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 9 week old chicks stay inside for most of the day, if they arent inside they are hiding in the bushes sleeping. they seem most active in the morning and afternoon.
     

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