They FINALLY went inside on their own!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by serenityNH, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yippee!! My 6 week old chicks finally went in to the coop on their own for the past two nights, I am so HAPPY [​IMG]

    It's funny I tried all the suggestions I read about to teach them to go in- helping them up the ramp, calling them with treats, keeping a light on inside etc. But the one night I forgot to turn the light on before it got dark they all went in! It was still 30 minutes before their door went down and still somewhat light out. Then last night I didn't turn the light on again and sure enough they went in! Apparently my chicks don't like any inside light [​IMG] Whatever the reason I am just so happy my babies are growing up and catching on to the chicken world [​IMG]
     
  2. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats! I was worried we'd have to do a chicken roundup of our 6 girls every night for a while (I'd heard stories from others), but we only had to do it TWO nights in a row. We went out the third night and they were all in the coop. [​IMG] They are usually in the coop around 8:30. Now if I could just get them to close & latch the door [​IMG]
     
  3. WVChickenFarmer

    WVChickenFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great! [​IMG] It took mine a couple nights before they finally figured it out.
     
  4. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh, It took my chicks almost 2 weeks to figure it out [​IMG]
     

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