Their out! The chickens have left the building. :D

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by festivefeet, May 5, 2009.

  1. festivefeet

    festivefeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chicks are officially outside birds [​IMG]. The hen house and run are done and they are in. They spent the day in the run and house and will spend the night in the house with a heat lamp (It was 72 degrees when I checked inside the hen house tonight).

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    For those of you that are familiar with my sick chick, Pip-Squeak, she also went out with the others today. I am going to give her until morning and see how her feet fair the wood shavings. She seemed so happy and peaceful to be back with the others (having been separated from them for the last two weeks.

    J.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  2. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks great! loove it!

    beautiful chickens!
     
  3. You have some happy chickies there. A nice coop to boot !!
     
  4. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really nice. Your chicks will love it.
     
  5. festivefeet

    festivefeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the compliments. The girls seem happy to be out and about. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    At 5 weeks old they are not fully feathered...they need 70 - 75 degrees. I would not let them colder than that personally. Make the heat source available to them but you may have to force them back inside if it is too cold.


    Water...I change their water or top it off once per day....if it is real dirty, a couple times a day. Thenl I see them drinking in the mud puddles then I wonder why I bother. LOL
     

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