My girls are on their own tonight

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommabird, May 19, 2012.

  1. mommabird

    mommabird In the Brooder

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    My 7-week old girls are in their new coop for the very first time tonight. When I left them they were all crying (ok, maybe it was just chirping) and I felt so bad leaving them out there. I know I am being a little ridiculous but I feel like I need to keep going out to check on them. If you would have told me that I would have been as attached to them back when I was holding those little fluff balls in my hand I would have thought you were crazy.

    So...someone tell me it will be ok and I don't have to keep going out and checking on them and they will settle down and be loving their new home in no time. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Kikiriki

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    If we tell you, i am 100% certain we will still find you sneaking out to check them! I'm right, aren't I? Wait, are you going? Is that a sleeping bag? :lol:
     
  3. mommabird

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    Ooooh...I didn't even think of pitching a tent out there...hmmm

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  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    I am sure they will be fine!
    Anywho, I'm a bit late joining the party: how were they? Did you end up getting any sleep? :p
     
  5. nh104

    nh104 In the Brooder

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    I just let my chicky ladies outside at night a few days ago also. You want to feel bad for them but.. in the end they are outdoorsy kinda gals.
     
  6. Izzymoon

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    mine out tonight for the first time. The last week have been taking them out to the coop and having them get used to it, I hope the "day camping" pays off, and they figure it out. The Nite Eyes seem to be working. I hope it all goes well, I don't think blocking them in the coop will work for them, just hope they find the warm indoors, if not tomorrow I'll block them inside at night *nervous nellie*
     
  7. They'll be fine, but if they're anything like mine, they won't figure out what a roost is for several weeks or more. Mine are about 2 1/2 months old now and only a few of them have started roosting. The rest still sleep in a pig pile in the corner of their coop. I know they'll all get it eventually, but I'm not feeling very patient.....
     
  8. Izzymoon

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    mine seemed to have figured out to roosting in the brooder, but they seem a little confused in the coop
     
  9. Cryssie_Bou

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    i moved 24 straight run chicks their 8 weeks old out into the big girl coop.. last night so far its been interesting they are toleranting each other so i am sure urs will be great
     
  10. real_redhead

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    My "babies" (about 9 -10 weeks) have been out in the big girl coop for a few weeks and the first several nights I would check on them a few times or more because I was worried the big girl would get them. They are still chirping each night when they go in to roost. It takes a few minutes for them to settle down.. It is very cute and I always wonder what they are saying..."please don't let that big thing get us, no you have to sleep on that side so you get attacked first..."
     

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