Newbie needs help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by csummer8882, May 25, 2011.

  1. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been fairly warm here in NH finally. My chicks are almost 5 weeks old and the coop will be finished this weekend. Right now, it is 75 in my house, I do have a fan circulating the living room as it is sticky in here. The chicks are as loud as they have EVER been! Is it too warm in here? They never cheep this much! Any suggestions? The brooder they are in is probably a tad small at this stage but I just need a few more days! LOL
     
  2. colster10000

    colster10000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if its possible make a small area outside for them to walk around or supervise them as they are out side
     
  3. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL they have been outside in a little enclosure I have for them but now its bed time!
     
  4. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they are mad they had to come inside?
     
  5. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep my two 8 week old girls "yell" at me when I bring them in due to weather and yell to go back out the next day. I think they just really like being outside.
     
  6. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the cheeping has been non stop for an hour and now they are trying to fly out of the brooder! W T H is going on? I am just confused! They have never done this before! I checked the brooder as that was outside too and there is nothing in it. Their water and food is on the side of the brooder that we open and that is where they are all standing and cheeping!
     
  7. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they just needed to go to bed. I turned off all the lights and went into the bedroom to watch tv and they quieted right down! [​IMG]
     
  8. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the weather with humidity, with june bugs, a great recipe for protein, lights left on will yield more bugs ?
     
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  9. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your profile pic is the most recent of your brooder/chicks, maybe it's time for the double wide!

    My 3 week old chicks that have been broody raised are now dust bathing and grass eating outside in the evening.

    I've found that they need new stimulus each day, especially in a brooder without a mom.

    Have fun! Keep us posted.
     

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