My babies went to there outside coop today..... :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Barnyard, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I didn't realize it was gonna be this hard. I feel so bad. They are 6 weeks old already and have been inside up untile this morning. They did good all day untile it got bed time. They were "crying" when I went down there and checked on them, poor babies. So I took some pine shavings amd sprinkled them on the floor of the coop hoping that the smell would make them feel better. That is what they have been sleeping on for the last 5 weeks. Believe it or not I think it calmed them down a little. They also have there heat lamp on them. I don't know if I put it out there for them or to make me feel better, [​IMG]. Oh well I guess they had to grow up sometime........
     
  2. new2chickens

    new2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhhhh this is sad!! I didn't like having mine in the house the first night because of the light and a few little peeping sounds, but I am sure when they are outside I will miss the light and few little peeping sounds!!

    Here's to hoping you get through this quickly!!

    Sarah
     
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    :-(

    I know how ya feel

    I had to take these guys outside.

    They have done good but I noticed they were not as perky as they had been in here so I have been making them warm moist crumbles with extra vit & Molasses
    and that has helped.



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  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Thanks you guy's. I may try the warm crumbles and see how that does. poor things I sit out there holding them earlier. I think I'll just put me a sleeping bag out there and sleep with them tonite [​IMG] I think I have "empty nest syndrome" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    You just need to stir the crumbles & water mixture fast so it becomes evenly moist.

    1/2 cup HOT water with 1 teaspoon Molasses and 6 drops of Vitamins

    Stir into 1 cup of crumbles

    IT WILL BE WET BUT NOT MUSHY
     
  6. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Ok thankyou. Do you mean the Polyvisol vit?
     
  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Yes or what ever you have, right now I am using bird vitimens I got at WalMart for $3 in the pet section.
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Fluffnstuff, how old are you silkie chicks?? I have eggs coming hopefully tomorrow and this will be the first time having silkies. I am so excited!!
     
  9. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies :

    :-(

    I know how ya feel

    I had to take these guys outside.

    They have done good but I noticed they were not as perky as they had been in here so I have been making them warm moist crumbles with extra vit & Molasses
    and that has helped.



    http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL376/7957406/14962714/307468939.jpg

    R those silkies​
     
  10. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Yes
    1 black
    4 buff
    2 splash

    :)
     

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