FINALLY, they are out of the brooder......here we go (pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggcamefirst, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. eggcamefirst

    eggcamefirst In the Brooder

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    So I moved my seven 6 week olds out into their new coop this evening. Of course it has started to rain and thunder but I am assuming they will be fine. Does anyone put food and water both in the coop and outside in the run?
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    The coop portion is completely separate from the run apart from the sliding pull door so they cannot access the run during the night (shown below)
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    I was planning on hanging the food and water in the run only, but I was thinking that they might need it at night too, just curious what others do
     
  2. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Songster

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    At night all they do is sleep! LOL Mine have been in the coop since Memorial Day weekend. The only time I have put water in the coop is when the temps hit around 100 and the humidity was high. Good luck with ur babies! I like ur coop and run!
     
  3. WalkingHorse

    WalkingHorse In the Brooder

    Very nice coop! [​IMG]
     
  4. Kdub86

    Kdub86 In the Brooder

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    I would only put the food and water in the run, they will be sleeping of a night so won't need food or water in the coop
     
  5. Sinfonian

    Sinfonian Songster

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    I have it in both. Well, I move the food daily as I have one tray.

    Mine sometimes spend several hours in the morning in their coop so they need it. At night not so much. I guess it's all your unique situation. My brother withholds food in the tractor so they forage. I give free choice. It's all good. Enjoy!
     
  6. WVChickenFarmer

    WVChickenFarmer Songster

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    I only put water and food out in the run.
     
  7. silkie101

    silkie101 Chirping

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    the first pic looks like my coop [​IMG] and just kepp the water and food in the run
     
  8. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Songster

    That is a great looking coop you have!

    Congrats on the brooder chicks graduating to the coop [​IMG]
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    Really it depends what time you let them out. They will not eat or drink while it is dark, but they will wake up at the crack of dawn, hungry and thirsty.
     
  10. WatWasIThinking!!!

    WatWasIThinking!!! Chirping

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    Very nice coop and run!!! [​IMG] Looks like they will be well protected from predators also. Great job.
     

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