first night out

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wayneh, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. wayneh

    wayneh Chirping

    Jan 25, 2011
    N. E. Alabama
    the girls were 2 weeks old Friday and today they are spending their first night out. the coop and run are finished, they were in the run all day. put the heat lamp on one end so they can have heat if they need it. 8pm now, just got back from looking the the moon and the chicks. both were fine. think the girls like their new home. happy chickie to all
  2. caspernc

    caspernc Songster

    Oct 15, 2010
    Z town NC
    Mychicks got to start life in their run and coop. They do like the outside digs. The days are warmer and spring is in the air . Got to love it!
  3. bethinoklahoma

    bethinoklahoma Songster

    Dec 18, 2008
    Our chicks are three weeks old and also out for their first night.
    Im almost ready to sleep out their myself..[​IMG]
  4. caspernc

    caspernc Songster

    Oct 15, 2010
    Z town NC
    I was afraid to say that but the coop is so clean, and the chicks smell better than a new puppy! lol
  5. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Songster

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    I was super nervous at first. This is their third night out and I look forward to seeing them waiting for me at their brooder door every morning. All 12 crammed in a 10 inch opening so they can see me coming,lol.
  6. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Mine too! Just tucked the 3 week olds into bed in their new coop for the night. [​IMG] We spent a lot of time out there with them today getting them acclimated.
  7. PatShea

    PatShea In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    My girls are 5 weeks old I have 6 Rhode Island Reds and tonight is their first night to sleep in the Hen Castle (thats what our granddaughter calls it) we have a heat light 100 watt in there and lots of bedding, water, feed and they look and sound happy but I'm not we live in Colorado it's windy and chilly out tonight I sure hope they are warm enough it's 8:17 p.m and their all tucked in for the night [​IMG]
  8. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I waited a little longer to put my oldest chickied outside because I had to introduce them to a flock of 9 big girls and a roo. I let the big chickens out to free range all day and just let the banties in the run at first. They've been all free ranging together but last night was the first night they were all together. I checked them late last night and was up very early to let them all out.

    Success! No pecked on pullets and it seems the pecking order will work itself out fairly smoothly. My big girls are a lot nicer and willing to share than I thought they'd be.

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