question on new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Earl Weaver, May 2, 2016.

  1. Earl Weaver

    Earl Weaver Hatching

    May 2, 2016
    is it ok to have the new chicks in a small area for awhile and then move them to a large coop in the pasture? Or will the "move" create difficulties?

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    That’s a pretty common way of doing it. It’s easier for many people to provide food, water, and heat to them in a smaller area. When you move them to the final coop, leave hem locked in there for a few days, maybe a week, so they look on it as home.

    If you have a safe way to provide heat and protection from the elements and predators you can brood in the coop, a few of us do that, but the vast majority on here do something similar to what you are describing. That can be in the house, on a back porch, in a garage, or in some other outbuilding. We are all unique with our own set-ups and reasons for doing things.

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