First day out!(Sorry- No Pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicks R Friends NOT Food, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm excited my chicks are finally big enough to go out in their coup. They used to squeeze through the fence, so they were inside. I'm so nervous that they'll find a way out. So far so good though. Will they go in by themselves at night?
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  2. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is a learned behavior, hopefully someone smarter than me will answer this.
     
  3. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They did go in! Day one was a success! [​IMG]
     
  4. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear ya i put mine out last week first night out it snowed about 2 inches but they are doing good
     
  5. hoosierfarmgirl

    hoosierfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are your chicks? I'm thinking of putting mine out in the coop with the heat lamp and a draft guard. I know lots of people brood in the coop, but it has been so cold. It's still 30's and 40's at night, but nice during the day. Think they'd be okay at 2 1/2 weeks? Coop is secure.
     
  6. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    what helps to make them go in is to keep their food in the coop, so when they get hungry, they go in. my ducks have learned when it gets close to dark, its time to go to bed and get some dinner. and um....where are the pics????
     
  7. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think mine are 1 1/2 or 2 months old.. and I WISH I could put up pics, but the chord to my camera is lost so.. I can take them, but not put them on the computer. [​IMG] Still looking for it.
     

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