*Sniff, sniff* They're not babies anymore

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HoldensLandingChickGirl, May 24, 2011.

  1. HoldensLandingChickGirl

    HoldensLandingChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We moved the chicks out to the barn/coop this morning. They were flying and jumping around like crazy - I think they like their new digs (and having so much more room!)

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    The only thing we don't have yet is the nesting boxes. The chicks are 8 weeks old - hopefully we'll get the nest boxes in there within a week or so. we had to get them out of the house, they were starting to get very stinky!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    They do grow up FAST, don't they!? No hurry for the nest boxes...as long as they're in by the time your birds are around 16-17 weeks [​IMG] Boy does that one little cockerel have a BIG comb! Cute human chick too [​IMG]
     
  3. diggergal

    diggergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty flock of chickens. Cute little human flock-tender.
     
  4. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went through the same thing with mine. It's emotional, isn't it? They miss me being close by, I think, or a few of them do. Every time I go out to the barn to bring them treats, they jump on me every chance they get. Sniff.
     
  5. HoldensLandingChickGirl

    HoldensLandingChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - the little chicken tender is H (7 years old) - he calls himself "The Egg Man" [​IMG]

    And there are two presumably little cockerels - both with huge combs! I can't wait to see what they look like soon.
     
  6. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't even think about this with mine at 2 weeks today. By the way, cloth diapers were the BEST thing for my daughter - potty trained at just two years. Nothing worse than a wet diaper.
     

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