first full day with pop door open.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bj taylor, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've got my chicks in the coop & there is a corral outside the pop door. to date, i have sat in the corral w/them to make sure no predators. i don't have a top on the run.
    i bought bird netting yesterday, put it over the corral & tied it securely this morning. i opened the pop door (beautiful day) & they have been going in & out all day. it's a big step for my babies. it's a big step for me too - to know that there probably will be losses is inevitable is a hard reality for me. at five weeks, i haven't lost one yet.
    this is a temporary fix while they are gaining some size.
    i know i can't baby sit them all day every day.
     
  2. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure is tempting to babysit them all day everyday [​IMG]...
    I haven't moved mine out yet. I was going to this week, but we are expecting torrential rains over the next several days - so I'm keeping them in until I can sit out and be with them (for a while anyway).

    My run isn't covered. I have 4 adults - and no problems yet - I've only lived here since Sept, but I haven't even seen evidence of raccoons.

    Congratulations!!
     
  3. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2012
    Orange County NY
    they will be fine =] especially if you lock it each night and have a netting over the top=]
     

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