first night outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stargazingmommy, May 5, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oy my sanity will be in question come morning...My chicks and ducklings are spending their first night outside in the coop. It's supposed to get down to 39 degrees F, but they have a good 6" of bedding and a heat lamp, as well as each other...I've already been out to check on them 4 time. in 3 hrs.
    I'm pathetic. And out to check again.
     
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. zoo357

    zoo357 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't feel too bad. I've been doing the same thing as you. Illinois/Indiana isn't being very kind to us as far as temps go. Now if I could just stop talking about bringing them all in maybe my co-workers wouldn't look at me like I'm insane.... [​IMG]
     
  4. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    They will be FINE.
     
  5. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went through that last year and will be doing it again in a week. It's times like that I'm thankful for a big ole' window in the front of our coop! I pour a glass of wine and watch them from the dining room. Try to sleep....they will be fine.
     
  6. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the feeling. I've had mine outside for weeks but I still check on them. I have three 5 day old D'uccles in the brooder outside, nice and warm with a light but I think of every possible scenario. LOL
     
  7. zoo357

    zoo357 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess being new to the whole chicken thing and having kept them in the house, I feel like they are my "kids". We're both in our 50's and were empty nesters...LOL (not anymore, we now added chickens!!)[​IMG]
     
  8. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They survived and I survived and I slept.
    When I went out I got lots of cheeps and made to feel guilty for leaving them alone all night. As a treat I made them oatmeal with raisens. Im their best friend now
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If they associate you with treats, they'll cheep like crazy every time they see you. Little beggars that they are... [​IMG]
     

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