Their first night out!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Junior112, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Junior112

    Junior112 In the Brooder

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    Okay so I'm new to owning chickens and its my three little girls first night outside! I added a sick for then to roost on but they huddled in the corner instead. Are they too hot or too cold I'm in socal and its 75 @ 9:15 p.m. I'm so stressed out. Any ideas?[​IMG][/IMG]

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  2. dunedin

    dunedin Chirping

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    They are probably just a bit scared of the new digs and like that nice warm secure corner. How old are they? They look well enough feathered to be outside. Dont worry mama! You have a good setup.
     
  3. dunedin

    dunedin Chirping

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    If they get too hot they will move away from the lamp.
     
  4. Junior112

    Junior112 In the Brooder

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    @dunedin it's papa lol but they'll be 7 weeks old and spend most of the days outside. This morning as soon as I opened it they jumped out. However they seemed happy..
     
  5. Peeps61

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    They'll start using the roost too. It just takes them a little bit of time to get acclimated.
     
  6. Junior112

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    Do you think they need to be boxed in? Or cab I leave it open? I want then to stay warm but if they get hot or want water or food I want then to be able to get it. I only close then on at bed time.
     
  7. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Songster

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    I live in NW Florida, and when I put my chicks in their coop for the first time, they actually slept out in the run the first few nights. It wasn't until I put a light in the coop that they started going in there and sleeping. I never closed the door on them because I had secured the run pretty well ( the latches had snaps on them to keep raccoons, etc. out.) I would not worry about closing the door on them unless it gets really cool where you are at night (like 50 or less).
     
  8. Junior112

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    Im not worried about the weather or predators. I was trying to associate that as their "bedroom." If not the huddle in the front corner of the connected run. I think I'm going to start "roost training tonight."
    Thanks for the advice!
     
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  9. Junior112

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    Also can anyone tell me what she is? The store said Amerucana but I have my doubts. Especially since she looks like an easter egger I've seen on here![​IMG]
     
  10. CollegeChicken

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    its probably an Easter Egger..meaning a mix breed most likely containing at least 50%Ameraucana ...Easter eggers are not a breed in themselves... Technically they are a hybrid....furthermore TRUE ameraucanas are not that common in the USA. Im not saying theyre rare necessarily but a lot of unscrupulous sellers get pretty sloppy when it comes to Ameraucanas, Araucanas, AmeriCANAS, Easter Eggers etc if you know what I mean.
     
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