Girls' first night in coop...empty nest :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by epeloquin, May 21, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our girls (3BR and 3RIR) are spending their first night in their coop. They're 4 1/2 weeks old and feathered out. They've been really ourgrowing their brooder. I took them for some 'free range' time today and decided to let them stay. We were going to wait until next week because I still don't have my permit from the city but I hadn't seen the chicken police patrol around much so we decided to go with it. We'll get the permit next week still.

    It's a little more difficult because they are a couple blocks away. I live in a condo with my wife and kids so my garden and coop is at my father's (where I grew up) which is a couple blocks away. So, there is no checking on them until the morning.

    I don't really have any questions or advice. I guess this is just a support group kind of thing...as I sit here, forlorn...pining away....*deep sign*[​IMG]
     
  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    As a slick man from Arkansas once said, "I feel yer pain". I told DH, if we ever build a house, we'll have to build the coop into the side of the house so I can always mosey down the hall and be with my babies -- will never have empty nest syndrome.

    Really tough that the girls are up the road. I don't know about you but I hear phantom chick chirping...*straining to hear it in the silent night* when they're out of the house.

    Just think how happy the reunion will be tomorrow morning! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Could you set up a webcam to keep an eye on them? [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] I heard phantom chirping the first night and the second and the third.
     
  4. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is too funny!! [​IMG]

    I can't tell you how many times tonight I thought I heard the chicks peeping!! [​IMG]
     
  5. tylersmum

    tylersmum Out Of The Brooder

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    Seriously?! I felt foolish that I kept hearing the girls in the other room after they had flown the coop.. err brooder! Phantom Chirping! Glad to know I'm not the only one. [​IMG]
     
  6. fifenashia

    fifenashia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the idea of the webcam. [​IMG]

    I took my injured duck and her surviving hen sister out to the coop last night after having them in the "sick bay AKA Spare room" for 4 nights and I missed them fierce! Now I have some chicks in there, in the brooder and although I look forward to having them all together, i do not want to think about empty nest [​IMG] Raising babies is s hard!!
     
  7. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No kidding! Too funny!!

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