My chicks survived their first night in the coop! Me too!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I went out and checked on my babies at 6:00 this morning (DH said I had to wait until then [​IMG]) and they did great last night!!! It was their very first night in their new coop and I was a nervous wreck! They did do fine though and boy was that a relief! My DH acts like he's not that interested in the chicks, but let me tell you, I think he is more interested than he let's on to be. I went outside to check on them one more time last night at 11:00 and he had to go with me! He also had to go with me this morning to check on them. I think he's been faking this whole time! [​IMG] I also broke the news to him this morning that our local farm supply store is getting their last shipment of chicks this week and I was going to get some. He said, "Okay"! HOORAY! [​IMG]

    By the way, I would have gotten some more anyways! It just is better now that I have permission! [​IMG]
     
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  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I put my chicks out on Firday, my first hatch, and I was out checking on them at 1am. I know what you mean about freaking out. I was a nervous wreck. I have a heat lamp out with them because it still gets a little cold at night. I loved watching them. They were getting dirt all over them and I told my DH I would have to bring them back in because they were dirty now and they needed a bath. LOL. He looked at me and said I was nuts. I just went out their this morning and left them out in the run. I wind is blowing and I didn't think they would come out but when they saw me they all came running. I love them. I guess they are growing up. [​IMG]
     
  3. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gunmpsgirl, how old are your chicks and what is the outside temp at night??? I'm moving mine today-13 days old, and I am nervous--testing the heat now. I have 13 chicks--all cold hearty breeds

    Lisa
     
  4. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine out yesterday, as well. They all did fine. They love the extra room. They are so funny running and flapping their wings. All is well this morning.
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  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Mine are RIR's and are 5 weeks old. The temp here was 49 last night. I also have a heat lamp out there with them, which they were all under when I checked on them this morning. [​IMG]
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Glad to hear that yours did good too! Thanks for sharing the pics! They do look happy [​IMG]
     
  7. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad the transition went well!!
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    petlove, I really like you coop. Looks like they are injoying it.
     
  9. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Petlove,

    We are admiring your coop and your girls...
    what are the "shelves" for? The other side is the roost and droppings pit???

    Lisa
     
  10. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on surviving the "first coop night" jitters...[​IMG]
     

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