I moved them outside nervous for the night

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ticks, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I just moved my 5, 7.5 week old chicks outside into their run with the hutch. They have no netting overhead but they do have a crawl space that a hawk cant get into. I am pretty sure the hutch is predator proof. I will put a sheet over it tonight to make sure coons or weasels don't get in. My grandma also got me some spray to put around the coop and the animals don't like it. I already had to get rid of a snake that could be a potential threat to my chicks after I read the post by the lady whos chicks got eaten. Very nervous. they should be fine though.
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Good luck! How'd it go?
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    All lived and nothing got them! They werenhappy to see me when I brought them 6 juicy worms for breakfast. They don't even eat the chick starter they forage!
     
  4. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    Ticks,

    I put mine outside for the first time yesterday -- they are 8 weeks old, maybe 8 1/2 weeks since I got them from the feed store 8 weeks ago on Friday. They spent the day foraging and would only eat the commercial feed when I went out there. Obviously they associate me with food!

    Mine also survivied the night and the very hot day yesterday. Of course, I went out at 6:30 am to check on them.
     
  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    What is the spray that you used that worked for the snake??? [​IMG]
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I didn't use a spray for the snake. I used a hot powder that repells rodents.
     

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