First trip outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by egg_tastic, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. egg_tastic

    egg_tastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=485801 <----- When they first came home photos

    I took the girls outside for the first time on Tuesday. They were 6 days old. It was quite warm around 86*. I camped out under the cover of some trees as I figured that would be better than in the wide open (hawks). The day before I had introduced a container of sand. The young ladies thoroughly enjoyed being outside, and eating bugs!

    10 pullets, 4 black sex-link, 3 golden comets, and 3 barred rocks

    Three Golden Comets searching for bugs
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    Black sex-link : Isn't she beautiful? She is the only one who has that much brown on her. Plus, she is really docile and loves to be held.
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    Golden Comets, Black sex-link, and Barred Rock
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    The whole gang
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    Black sex-link
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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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  3. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like they had fun! Mine were so funny running and jumping when I took the outside for the first time. Congrats!
     
  4. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They couldn't be any more adorable! Enjoy!
     
  5. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I took mine outside today for the first time. They are 5 weeks and all feathered. Air temp was 55' so I put the heat lamp out there in case they got chilly. They ate and drank but stayed huddled together. They didn't do any exploring, so after about an hour, I gathered them up and put them in the brooder in the garage.

    Air temp outside has dropped to 48 but brooder is holding at 68 degrees. Garage is insulated and draft-free. Should I bring them back in to the house?
     
  6. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    OK, I chickened out (no pun intended) and brought the garage brooder back into the house. Don't want to risk having the girls get cold.
    Maybe spring will come to Michigan in the next month or 2.
     
  7. egg_tastic

    egg_tastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two more pictures from another time outside, when I was taking my daughter's easter photos.

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