The chicks are out!!!! PICS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Roy Rooster, May 30, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG]

    We finally got out chicks out in the coop.
    Last night was their first night, I think that every one slept
    well (including me).

    They love their pen and the freedom to run.



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    Discovering grass for the first time



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    Figuring out how that latter works.


    One Question...could I put play sand in the pen for them to dust in?? [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  2. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Waiting for some responces. Is it a good idea to put
    sand in the pen for the chicks to dust in???

    Thanks
     
  3. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking lbirds. So cool to watch them discover the outdoors for the first time. [​IMG] I give sand to my young birds and they love it. Haven't had any problems. Just be sure the sand is clean of any dangerous foriegn bodies. Good luck.
     
  4. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. It is so much fun to watch them take in the outdoors
    for the first time. They love to taste everything. This morning one of my hens
    found her first worm, the fun begins... [​IMG]

    I have one hen that is trying to dust bath in the hard clay that we have here.
    I am glad that sand is okay, it will help her efforts much.

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  5. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't mind the dust it kicks up, my girls also like to dust in a pile of dry peat moss. I like to give them both and let them choose.
     
  6. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    peat moss?? I never thought of that.
    I will do that, I will give them both and see
    which wins.

    Thanks for the tip [​IMG]
     
  7. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Going to build a dust bath for mine....saw somewhere garden soil, DE and wood ash. I just need to build a fire in the fire pit to get the ash and it's already so hot out I hesitate to do it!! [​IMG]
     
  8. cassada2604

    cassada2604 Out Of The Brooder

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    They look so happy! How old are they?
     
  9. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Going to build a dust bath for mine....saw somewhere garden soil, DE and wood ash. I just need to build a fire in the fire pit to get the ash and it's already so hot out I hesitate to do it!! [​IMG]

    Can you tell me the recipe for that? We have DE and a wood stove outside (so plenty of wood ash).
     
  10. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Thanks,

    The chicks are 4 weeks old. They got big fast, since we are in the south and the weather
    is fairly warm I went ahead and put them out. They are loving it, the brooder was
    getting really small, they love being able to run and play.

    [​IMG]I put sand in their pen to dust bathe in. Now they are eating it, is that OK? [​IMG]

    Thanks
     

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