First Night Out All night...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Quail_Antwerp, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    [​IMG] My chicks from Meyer are almost a month old, so we made the decision to move their brooder outside to another coop. They are still separate from the other chickens, perfectly safe in their brooder, and it's warm.

    I am just nervous about it because they have grown up soooo fast and now they have "moved out" of the home and I am having "empty nest" syndrome!

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  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
  3. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    LOL, the first night I put my 9 chicks outside I must have checked on them a dozen times! I was sure the coop was secure, plus they were inside their brooder (large plastic dog crate)... I just "had" to keep checking on them! Oh, and yes, I AM brand new to the world of chickens and ducks [​IMG]. Please tell me this will get easier in time...
  4. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    I remember stressing about putting my first batch of babies out in the coop, they were only two weeks old, and I secured the coop really well, but it still made me super anxious. I totally prefer brooding in the coop rather than in my basement, though--so much easier!

    And yes, it did get easier for me over time as they grew (I started with chickens. ducks and geese.)
  5. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Well they did ok. Everyone was happy to see me coming with their breakfast this morning.
  6. chickorama

    chickorama Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    I was SO worried about my first babies [​IMG] to go outside.The cold, predators, the cold, pecking order stuff, and the cold were only some of the things I worried about. They all come out okay in the end, don't you worry!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    When I got my first babies I was practically sleeping with them. Mine were just over a month old when I put them in their coop with their brooder. I left the brooder open so they could explore the coop but kept the pop door closed for the first few days. Then I opened the pop door and let them out into their run with the run gate closed for another month, then let them out into the yard. I had them in the winter so I always left on a red heat lamp that they could get under to warm up.
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    We did the same thing last weekend. They are FINE. they love it and the other birds don;t seem to be bothered at all. As a matter of fact, we are getting MORE eggs now.
  9. rconway

    rconway Hatching

    Sep 28, 2008
    I am also faced that type of problems by my chickens. I had done what you said and its worked. There was improvement in laying eggs also.
    Ricky Conway
    Foreclosed Homes

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