Newly moved chicks sleeping in nest box

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kirak74, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. kirak74

    kirak74 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2017
    We just moved our 4 week old chicks to their coop (no other chickens in it). Nights are still cold here (in the 20s) so we put their heat plate under a huddle box inside the coop. For the past 2 nights, I've had to physically move them under it after I find them huddled together in one of the nesting boxes. They are still in the huddle box in the morning, so I think they are staying there once I move them. Should I keep moving them or let them sleep where they want? It's going to be 22 tonight so I'm just worried they will be too cold. Breeds are marans, orpingtons, wyandotte, leghorn, easter eggers, barred rock and RIR (if that matters).
  2. Penguino1

    Penguino1 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2017
    Just block off the nesting box. Also make sure the roost bar fits the size of their feet. At that age, they should start getting used to roosting

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