They are ready... But I am NOT!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CritterHill, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bunch of 5 week olds have been spending the days out in the coop and then coming in to sleep in the brooder since the fortifications are not quite complete yet.

    Well, I was a little late getting out to bring them in today and found them all asleep on the 6 foot high roosts!

    Oh they were so mad when I put them back into the brooder! There was quite a bit of angry peeping! But Maaaaa, we ARE big chickens now HONEST!

    I am going to have to have DH nail the pop door shut and put hardware cloth over the windows tomorrow...

    I am sad to see them grow up. But getting the giant stinking brooder out of my living room wouldn't be so bad!
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    They grow up so fast, don't they? One minute they're tiny little fuzz butts and the next they're teenagers that have their own ideas!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    My husband has it marked on our calendar when the chicks ought to be able to spend their first night outside. I however am not quite ready for my chicks to leave the nest, so to speak. They NEED me, don't they?! [​IMG] So, I agree - while it would be nice to have a little cleaner spot in the house again, I feel hesitant to leave them be at night in the big girls coop.
     

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