First night in the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by khable, May 30, 2007.

  1. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    Hi all,

    My 5 1/2 week old babies spent their first night in the big girl coop last night.

    It was a bit rough at first. They are already used to their routine of being outside in their pen and then me bringing them inside in the brooder at dusk.

    They paniced when I put them in the coop. They looked sooo scared and when I peered in thru the window they were trying to fly to me but kept landing on the wire mesh. [​IMG] I felt sooo bad.

    But they settled down a bit and dog piled on each other. I think I checked on them a handful of times. [​IMG]

    This morning all was well. 3 of them were even on the roost!! [​IMG]

    I took them out and put them in their little outside pen. (regular one attached to the coop isn't done yet)

    And they are as happy as happy can be.

    PFEW... glad that was over!!

  2. JamieandShady

    JamieandShady In the Brooder

    May 7, 2007
    Oak Hill TX
    mine will be ready for the coop in mere days. I'm so excited. I feel so bad putting them in the brooder every night because they've nearly outgrown it!

    Good job on a successful transition. I wonder how you slept knowing they were out there...
  3. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    I put my guys/gals out in the coop last weekend...they were 3.5weeks old. Temps in rochester ny are around 75-80 during the days and down into the 50s-60s far all is well. They are all sitting up on the roosts in the morning when I get there.

    New batch of babies arrive tomorrow!
  4. homesteader34

    homesteader34 In the Brooder

    May 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    I feel for you! I havent even put mine outside yet. I know its time. But im not sure if I have my coop and run safe enough....freaks me out.[​IMG] Im going crazy ove rmy chickens.[​IMG]
  5. JamieandShady

    JamieandShady In the Brooder

    May 7, 2007
    Oak Hill TX
    This is how I feel! I know we have skunks around so that probably means raccoons are here too. There's so much to think about when predator proofing.

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