Move to the coop in close sight?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GreenMtnRooster, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. GreenMtnRooster

    GreenMtnRooster New Egg

    Apr 7, 2017
    Guilford Vermont
    Hey everyone, first time here, and first time raising chicks on my own. I've got 14 Americaunas (a day over 5 weeks) and 1 silver laced Wyandotte (3 weeks tomorrow). I'm in southern Vermont, and just looking for input on if I should move them to the coop..? Next week or so is supposed to be in the 60's and somedays up to mid 70's. 40's and 50's at night.. they will have their days just being in the coop but I don't want little Wyandotte to be cold at night, she broodered right along with the Americaunas and has been fine so far, I'd hate to separate her from the flock again..[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us and congrats on getting your own flock.

    IMO give them 2-3 more weeks before considering making the move.

    It is best to wait til the 3 week old can move with and remain with your flock.

    To get more opines, consider starting a thread with your question under raising baby chicks.
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I agree with Sunflour re: when its best to move them to the coop.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  4. GreenMtnRooster

    GreenMtnRooster New Egg

    Apr 7, 2017
    Guilford Vermont
    Thank you! You don't think it would be ok being with the 14 fully feathered with her? She never carded to be near the heat lamp,They've all been off the lamp for about a week now in the house around 70*,window open someday to get them adjusted to cooler air and the sounds.. as you see I already got her started roosting, and I can supplement one side of coop with heat lamp at night.
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! I concur with advice given above as well. Good luck and thanks for joining BYC! :)
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Ditto on what the other greeters have suggested.

    Thanks for joining us!
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! We are glad you joined our flock! [​IMG][​IMG]
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some good advice and links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree with Sunflour.

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