My girls are on their own tonight

mommabird

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 6, 2012
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Freeland, MD
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!
 

Fierlin1182

powered-flight
8 Years
Aug 26, 2011
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:yuckyuck

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
 

nh104

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 15, 2012
41
2
24
New Haven, CT
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.
 

Izzymoon

Songster
7 Years
Apr 19, 2012
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My Coop
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*
 

snoggle

Chirping
7 Years
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.....
 

Izzymoon

Songster
7 Years
Apr 19, 2012
332
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118
My Coop
mine seemed to have figured out to roosting in the brooder, but they seem a little confused in the coop
 

Cryssie_Bou

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 25, 2011
36
1
26
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
 

real_redhead

Songster
8 Years
Jun 6, 2011
670
9
146
Roanoke, VA
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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