So we moved them to the coop...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by somissemilyy, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Songster

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    They finally graduated to the big coop, but with chicken wire across the middle to separate the big chickens from the chicks. Chicks still have their box & lamp. We moved the chicks down there because they wanted to start sitting on the edges of the box while we had them in the garage, and we just moved them. So if now they want to jump they will be landing on the pine shavings and not a slick cold garage floor.
    When can I take their box & lamp away? Also when would be a good time to let them roam outside in like a little pen if I build one? The weather here in MS has really been nice lately.
    The most important question.. When can I remove the separater of the chicken wire and let them with the 3 big chickens (just hens)? Will the big chickens be mean to the 16 chicks? I just know that the little chickies are going to grow up fast! Already growing tail and wing feathers and love flying everywhere! They are about 1 1/2, 2 weeks Wednesday.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  2. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    You will want to wait to intergrate them until they are about the same size as the adults. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. That is the way I did it too. They grow so fast.....
     
  4. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

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    Did you say cedar shavings? The oils are too pungent for chicks..could cause serious respiratory issues...may want to switch to pine or aspen. Just a thought. [​IMG]
     
  5. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Songster

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    Quote:I'm sorry. mistake on my part! I use PINE shavings. I have no idea why I said cedar. LOL!
     

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