The chicks are in their coop & I'm freaking out!!! *PICS*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh my! My DH has worked so hard all day long to get to coop done so I could get my chicks (5 weeks old now) moved out and now I am a nervous wreck! :eek: The chicks have their heat lamp and I am fairly certain nothing can get them. We have built the coop pretty tight. I'm still nervous though! How has everyone else copped with this? I am have a terrible time. [​IMG]

    By the way, here's some pics of my babies in their new home!

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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You'll be glad the mess is out of your house now! [​IMG] That thought always makes it much easier for me!! Plus they'll like it much better.
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Dont feel bad! I was a nervous wreck too! It was cold and I thought they might freeze. Mine were 7 weeks old. I asked my husband 10 times if he was sure nothing could get in. He knew I was worried about the heat so he added a space heater. Then he put the temp sensor off of the house in the coop so I could tell the temp from inside!~Then I took the display to bed with me and slept like an hour or so at a time! I went out to check the door twice in the middle of the night! That went on for the first few nights! They have been out there 2 weeks now and I sleep better but I still watch the temp all the time! I have read on here where some use baby monitors! I have one but my hubby says NO!! So now you know your normal, or at least as "normal" as the rest of us!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is really hard leaving them the first night. You'll feel much better in the morning when you go out and see that they're fine. Those are some pretty nice-looking digs they've got there, tell your DH "good job!" And that pic with your daughter and the chicks all lined up in front of her is precious! [​IMG]
     
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    If you know your coop is closed up tight then I bet your babies will be a-ok. Don't worry, we were freaking out too, and to this day nothing's EVER gotten in. Love that last pic when they're all in a little row!
     
  6. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put ours out yesterday and they love it!!! I do too! They have much more room to run and jump. I was a little nervous going out this morning, but they all were fine and happy. Your pics are too cute!!!
     

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