Hello all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by califrame, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. califrame

    califrame In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2016
    Hello everyone! My first post! It's a big night for me, my three little hens will spend their first night outside.. I must say I'm a little nervous for them but from what I've read they are pretty resilient little gals! I live in San Diego so not that worried about cold temp.. think the low is going to be 52.

  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under califrame [​IMG] Welcome!

    That is exciting, although I can image how nervous you must be. They won’t look back once they settle into their big girl house [​IMG]

    How old are they? Are they fully feathered? After doing the conversion to Celcius, something I understand [​IMG] [11C], if they are fully feathered and their coop is well ventilated and free of drafts, they should be fine.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  3. chameleon

    chameleon Chirping

    Hi califrame and [​IMG]

    The first night my chicks spent outside I was awake all night worrying about every little sound, and up at first light to check that they were ok. It's been 2 months now and they're all still fine. I'm sure yours will do fine too, and they'll love it out there.
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  4. califrame

    califrame In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2016
    They are about 7 weeks old, fully featured, I trained them pretty good to go up in the roost so they took right to that! They are in there now all hurled up. Coop is pretty good, not that drafty.
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Aaaw, big night for all concerned ... do try and get some sleep and to not worry too much .. they will be very happy to see you in the morning and have lots to tell you about their first night 'camping' [​IMG]
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from califrame, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our flock! :)

  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Well, how did the first night out in the coop go for you and the little girls?
  9. califrame

    califrame In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2016
    First night was good! I came down this morning and they were all huddled in the coop ready for breakfast. It rained for a few hours while I was at work so I had to worry about them all over but they seemed just fine when I got home. Changed out the wet pine shavings and all is well again!
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Cool! [​IMG]

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