Need advice...going outside for the first time?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by twinzmom, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. ButchGood

    ButchGood Songster

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    Mine will be 2 weeks old on Monday. I plan on taking them out for the first time Sunday. (Weather permitting) Its supposed to be a high of 85 and sunny. Im going to stake out a 15x15 ft. area and put up a temporary chicken wire play pen. Im gonna let them play as long as they want. We'll be in the vegitable garden doing some planting.
     
  2. rscott25

    rscott25 Hatching

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    I don't know how old my 6 chicks are I forgot to ask when I bought them : / so im reluctant to let them outside.
     
  3. brahmamomma

    brahmamomma In the Brooder

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    my chicks hate being picked up even in the brooder. im scared to go out with them, will they run from me?
     
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  4. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Songster

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    I am moving my 8 week old Silkie chicks outside today for good...... I know they will enjoy it...
     
  5. KingBardRock

    KingBardRock In the Brooder

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    I was wondering the same thing. My littles run away when i try to hold them in the Brooder. I have approx 10 Bard Rocks adn 10 White Laced Wynd. They are very fast and I would love to take them outside but there are 2 things I worry about. A. They will run away. B. The Bigs (Hens I have had for a year now), will try to eat them. Thoughts?
     
  6. wattsjadajoe

    wattsjadajoe Chirping

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    I have 36 4 week old chicks that I took outside last weekend. They loved it!! I brought them in on Monday evening since it has dropped down in the 20s at night here. Even though I have a heat lamp in the pullet coop, I didn't want to take the chance.

    My chicks don't get too far from DW and I since they know where the meal worms come from!!

    And the meelies WORK!!


    Joe
     
  7. mamaluvschick

    mamaluvschick In the Brooder

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    Just from my experience, I have 21 chickens, from 1 yr.s down to 4 wk.s, I don't think they will run away from you, it will all be new and so they will stay close. The older hens will be curious but not to agressive. They should be fine. Have fun. [​IMG]
     
  8. wattsjadajoe

    wattsjadajoe Chirping

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    Here are some pics!![​IMG][​IMG]



    And this is Flash! He/she will fly onto my hand, he/she loves the meal worms!![​IMG]


    These are the wee ones...1 week old!!
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  9. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Songster

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    Flash is a he :) they are all sooo cute! I want new babies sooo bad :)
     
  10. wattsjadajoe

    wattsjadajoe Chirping

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    OK!! Teach me...How can you tell???? [​IMG]

    Joe
     

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