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question on new chicks

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

  1. Earl Weaver

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    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

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    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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