resisting urge to go outside with a flashlight

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazytxchickenlady, May 6, 2011.

  1. crazytxchickenlady

    crazytxchickenlady New Egg

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    the chickies first night in the coop! They are approx 7 wks on Monday. It just got dark and I am having to really fight the urge to go "check"! I guess for better or worse they have to be chickens and not pets. We've done everything we should have, so they will be fine...right?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yup. They'll be fine. Honest.

    But it wouldn't hurt to check just ONCE before you finally go to sleep... just to check for predators, of course.

    (Been there, done that!)
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    You are right to resist the urge (although i do personally understand the urge to check). Once it gets dark, chickens kind of go into a stupor state, so if you went out there you would probably just scare them. They will get used to their new coop quickly.
     
  4. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U'll sleep better if u check on them at least once b4 u go to bed...and what do u mean they aren't pets??? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. crazytxchickenlady

    crazytxchickenlady New Egg

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    Oh they are pets alright!! I'm just trying to convince myself to detach a little. It's so devastating to lose one![​IMG]
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are out too for the first time. I checked and they are in the same spot when I left. I sat in there until they settled to sleep.
     
  7. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check them once before you go to bed and then trust in all of the preparation that you made before tonight. I am sure that they will be fine and tomorrow morning you will have grown up chicks!!!
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    PS - we felt the EXACT same way as you do the first night our girls were outside alone. I think that everyone has experienced this. It is natural and I'd wonder if you didn't feel this way.
     

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