First Night Out at 7 weeks???

mediazeal

Songster
10 Years
Feb 26, 2009
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Thanks guys. I just visited them again and they look all snug and asleep lying in the back spotlight from the solar light (these are pretty dim, only look like LIGHTS if it's dark). They are just where they were last check, between the shelter and the back corner/wall.
They are snuggled up but not piled.
hoping they are making the big change!
thanks for the support.
 

mediazeal

Songster
10 Years
Feb 26, 2009
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Quote:Thanks!

I just checked them. It's 6:30am and all is well. They are up and back to playing rooster tag and having breakfast. So I guess they have officially moved!!
 

DiVon80

Songster
10 Years
Feb 23, 2009
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Pearl River,Louisiana
Your coop is really nice! I would love to have it!.. If they are fully feathered they will be fine.! Better begin gettting used to the temps now so they will be ready for winter. In general summer them out and they will be ready for winter.. Maybe in winter get some of the clear plastic and cover the N. side. Here in the south we have mild winters but we do have the occasional dips to the teens and all the birds get threw it fine.

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m2wandc

Songster
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
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yeah...congrats!


If you could sneak some peaks at night and let me know what they are doing, it will let me know what mine might be doing out in their coop too
 

mediazeal

Songster
10 Years
Feb 26, 2009
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Everyone survived the night and they just ate warm oatmeal for breakfast. I hung a little broccoli too for them to find and hopefully keep them entertained so 'rooster chest bump' will not be the only game all day.

I took a few picks this morning in a quick slideshow . I put their first baby brooder box on it's side in the coop last night to make a 'cozy' area.

I put an old garden chair in the coop to be a 'ladder' to the roost. They have discovered the chair but not yet risked the roost.

Here they are eatting breakfast.

 
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Drafthorsegal

Chirping
10 Years
May 29, 2009
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Winlock
I put mine out at four weeks in a transitional enclosure, but they are big old RIRs and they loved it. I was like you initially and hauled them back and forth, but after day two they didn't want to come back in. You could almost hear the chicken boos and hisses. I think because I have a fully enclosed end with a box filled with warm hay they can all snuggle together in at night. I would have been more reluctant to put them in a big open coup (ours isn't quite done yet) until they were a bit older.
 

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