First night as an empty nester (chicks just moved outside)!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by telehillco, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. telehillco

    telehillco Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2009
    Front Range, CO
    Our five-week old chicks made the big move today from their Rubbermaid tub to their spatious new coop (amazing building job by my husband--kudos!). We've got their heat lamp in there and are pretty well covered in feathers, but I'm still feeling worried about them! At our first check, they seem to be doing fine--not huddling or anything, so there's probably nothing to worry about. They were definitely getting a little big for their indoor-living and we'll be glad to do a final vacuum and have a feather/dust-free house. Still, the house seems quiet without them. I have a feeling I'll be checking on them in the middle of the night.

    Does anyone else get separation anxiety from their chicks?

    The new coop and run. The run is still off-limits as it has just a few more security latches to go in place.

    The girls checking out their new accomodations.
  2. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes Yes Yes I had mine in the house in a dog crate they got too big for it so I made a brooder out of a dryer box put it in the barn with a heat light and checked on them at least ten times before bed time and all day the first full day then when we move them to the coop I was so was worse then letting my youngest go to kindergarten LOL
  3. Stonerowfarm

    Stonerowfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    Cheshire, MA
    I'm going through the same thing. We had our girls in the bathroom, in the tub. When they started flying out more than in, it was time. They love their new digs.

    But, I swear I can still hear chirping. [​IMG]

    On the other hand, it's so nice to have our bath back again. It took forever to clean all the dust.
  4. norwich

    norwich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Yes, I missed my chicks so much that I put a baby monitor in the coop with them (when they first went out there) so that I could still listen to their chirping in the house. Ridiculous, isn't it?

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