First night no light

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dianehodges, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. dianehodges

    dianehodges Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2010
    My chicks are almost 5 weeks old They have been in the coop with the others for a week Last night was the first night I did not leave the lamp on Everyone was on their roost this morning just like it was no big deal Tonight will be a little cooler but I'm going to try again They have their feathers and just a little fuzz on their heads Very active very healthy very cute

    1 veteran 1 dog 1 old cat 1 roo 3 hens 6 chickeenagers
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Well good for you! I've got chicks that I also just put out into the hen house a few days ago, and they sound to be about the same size/age as yours. Mostly feathers but some fuzz on their heads. I was worried about the cold nights, so I did put a heat lamp up for them, and they're doing fine.

    Mine are in a separate room from the adult birds though. They can all see eachother, but no touching yet, because I worry about the larger hens and rooster hurting the babies. In a few months, I'll be letting them all mingle together, but not just yet.

    Take care,

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