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I need moral support!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TurtleChick, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm being such a baby!!!

    my peeps are almost 2months old (and this will probably be my last post on "raising baby chicks" - since i really need to stop pretending that they're big chicks and just admit that they're little chickens now...) and are spending their first night outside in their coop tonight. [​IMG]

    i'd planned on acclimating them with some day hours in their coop/run and then bringing them back in for the night for awhile (and hadn't done so yet because the weather has been YUCKY cold and rainy), but today when we took them out they were so happy playing in the sand in their run and going in and warming up/roosting/snacking/drinking in their house that we decided to just suck it up and leave them out. AHHHHHHH! they're doing much better than i am.

    their coop is weather/draft/predator proof and they have a heat lamp in there. i just locked them in for the night and gave them some scratch to help keep them warm. i've added vitamins/electrolytes to their water in case they're stressed. they're happy as little clams. i'm just a worry-wart.

    so tell me to shush [​IMG] and that they'll be fine!!!!!

    (i reserve the right to lose my mind completely and run out and bring them in before i go to bed if i can't take it!!!)
     
  2. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shush [​IMG] and they will be fine
     
  3. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that funny cause todays the first day my chickies are out too and I'm scared to death! Good luck.
     
  4. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they'll be fine! but i have to confess.... the first few nights mine were down in the barn (as opposed to in my garage), after DH fell asleep, i snuck down there a few times to check on them. and they were fine, zonked out on their roosts.

    they're 6 mos old now, and i still double check them sometimes. DH says its crazy anxiety, but i think i'm just a good chicken momma. [​IMG]
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Don't worry, they'll be fine.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    They'll always be your babies. [​IMG]

    And they'll be fine.
     
  7. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just went and checked on them for the... um... probably 57th time... and they looked up at me like "WHAT? geez mom.... we're trying to sleep in here!"

    thanks guys!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
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    the best way to get over the move outside is
    to get some more little chickies for inside
     
  9. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the best way to get over the move outside is
    to get some more little chickies for inside

    LA LA LA LA i can't hear you i can't hear you LA LA LA LA

    [​IMG]
     
  10. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] yes.you can hear her [​IMG]
     

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