In the Brooder
- Apr 4, 2014
My chicks are about 5 weeks and we decided tonight was the night to put them in their coop. I am sure I will be checking them often throughout the night!
This week the lowest night temp is 45 and we have a heat lamp in there just in case they need some warmth and for a little security to make the coop feel cozy.
My question is..I plan on keeping them locked in the coop til the weekend but after they are free to come and go into their run, do I lock them up every night or do they get free choice to go outside?
The girls survived!!! They actually looked happy when I refilled the food and water this morning.
Question on cleaning the coop. I put a layer of pdz down on the coop floor and the straw in the nesting boxes. I plan to sift through the pdz but do I change out the straw daily?
Thanks for the responses on my locking them in question! My run is secure with wire on top and buried in the ground. I will have to keep a close eye once I start putting them in there run.