Out of the brooder!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littlemissjellyfish, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. littlemissjellyfish

    littlemissjellyfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    My 6 week old chicks are officially out of the brooder! They were making such a mess in their brooder box and the peeping/strangled bocking...well...it was definitely time! My ex -husband finished building the coop on friday and the girls were out sat night! Like the rest of you I was VERY nervous. Hoping they wouldn't be too hot/too cold/ too scared. They looked a little nervous when I first put them in. I peeked through the window a few times (OK! MORE than a few!) and they were huddled in front of the door that I use to enter the coop.... almost like they were waiting for me to come in! Poor little darlings!
    Sunday I bought a large chicken tractor as I have no run off my coop yet. I put 4 of the girls who wanted to come out and play in the tractor. Boy! Did they have a blast! It took them a while to figure out the ramp...but my 8 yo son climbed in to show them what to do!
    This morning when I approached the coop I could hear them running around inside! Ahhhhh! So much more room to play!
    Now that my chicks are becoming big girls I can't help but feel a little sad. It seems like it was yesterday that they just were sleepin' & peepin'!
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    [​IMG] They'll start growing faster than ever before now, you'll see.

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