Is this OK?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by enggass, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. My coop is ready, and my run is 95% ready. All I have left to do is put Hardware Cloth in some small places up around the roof area.
    Slanted roof sides and eaves etc... I want to move my birds out tomorrow AM. They would be locked in the coop at night, and I will be fencing off those last few areas within the next 2-3 days as time permits. The birds will not be able to get out. Is this OK as long as they are locked in at night? or should I get to those last few places before the bird migration? I really want to get them out there... Thoughts?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It's good for them to stay locked in the coop for 2-4 days to get them used to their new home.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yup, they will be fine. [​IMG]
     
  4. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I put them out asap. I lock our coops up at night but we don't have a lot of predators here just hawks and the racoons mainly.
     
  5. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's in the 80s here right now and they have a coop with a metal roof. Yes there is ventilation, but it could still be quite warm...
    Daytime predators would be fox and hawks.
    The run is covered and there is no way a fox could get in... Unless they climb!
     

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