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Everyone moved to the coop...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AccidentalFarm, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    and it's so quiet in here now. [​IMG] I can't believe how used to the constant peeps and chirps I was.
    I moved the 8 week olds and the 4 week olds to their brand new coop last nite, checked on them twice before bed and again first thing this morning. Here they are, all lined up on the roost, sleeping in, I guess:

    and the babies:

    The coop isn't complete yet, just complete enough to move them out into nicer digs. Everyone was outgrowing their temporary homes so fast. The babies are in an old rabbit hutch until they are big enough to fend for themselves with the big girls, but i wanted them to be able to get used to each other until then.

    Is it just me, or does everyone miss the constant peeps and chirps after moving day? The babies had been here in the office with me for a month. Guess I'll have to move the pc out to the coop now...[​IMG]

    Once I finish the coop, i'll post the pics and info over in coop design.
  2. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    wow!! [​IMG] what a lovely coop!! It looks fabulous!!

    I'm so jealous. Why can't I have a coop like that??
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    When I moved Tom and Jerry out to the coop, I wound up putting a baby monitor so that I could hear them...
  4. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    SpottedCrow- not a bad idea..I bet I can get my hands on a baby monitor fairly cheap at a garage sale or second hand shop....
    Oh, and I love the Poe quote, btw.
  5. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Wow, the 'Easter' chicks are getting so big!
    I like how you've got the coop set up so they can see each other! How soon before you can open up and let the chicks be with the adults?
    Really like the baby monitor idea! I may try it myself too!
  6. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    I think I'll wait another 2 weeks or so before letting the babies in with the big girls. I need to keep them all in the coop that long anyway, so that they will know it is 'home' and go back each night. We also have not completed the yard, so they can't go out anyway yet.

    And yes, the easter babies are growing fast! They all look so funny with their shockingly bright fuzz mingled in with the new feathers. Cute, cute, cute fuzzy butts! And their heads...oh my...can we say 'bad hair day'??? LOL..love those little guys. [​IMG]

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