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Indoor/outdoor chucks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TeacherSqueaker, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. TeacherSqueaker

    TeacherSqueaker New Egg

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    Raised with 50 meat chickens each spring growing up, always loved them. Decided to get my own chucks and feed whole recipe replacing soybeans with green/yellow peas, oatmeal, buckwheat, etc.due to allergies from store-bought. Also attempting to raise super worms. Problem was, chucks weren't allowed where I lived. (sigh) Devised indoor setup with water trough under small coop. Started with 2 black sex links and 1 golden laced W, great gals! Feed spinach, arugula, kale and wild greens daily. When dogs come in from doing their stuff outside, both chucks and dogs must have treats. (They also love eggs and pancakes!) I have moved, new outdoor coop in construction, hatching quail and 9 more chuck eggs. I teach online, often having to explain the noise. My students and I will miss interaction and gentle coos at night when move outside! Wondering if I should acclimate the 7 month old girls slowly to outside coop or just turn 'em loose . . . It is getting nice and warm out.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! How nice that you have been able to move and get your birds outside. I'm sure they will appreciate this very much. I'm sure at 7 months and with the weather warming up the girls will be fine to go outside.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. TeacherSqueaker

    TeacherSqueaker New Egg

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    Hey over there and thank you for your advice! Your feathered babies are beautiful!
     
  5. TeacherSqueaker

    TeacherSqueaker New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  7. TeacherSqueaker

    TeacherSqueaker New Egg

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    thanks Diva, nice to meet you. I will be joining your Old Folks when I get the chance!
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Gradually move the young ones outside, day trips only at first with nights spent indoors and eventually the coop full time. This will be less stressful for them.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. TeacherSqueaker

    TeacherSqueaker New Egg

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    Thanks, it's a great place!
     

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