They put themselves to bed!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Linda in San Diego, May 27, 2008.

  1. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoo Hooo! Sunset was 7:54, temp is 58 F, and the Delightful Dozen were all in bed at 7:56!!! No chasing, luring, teasing to have them go in! I decided to leave the pop door open for a little longer while they settle in.

    The girls are growing and learning!
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    by the way, were they outside? How old are they>?
     
  5. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't that just the absolute best feeling in the world when you go out to tuck them in and they are in bed already?? Makes me feel like I have taught them something and they feel safe. Yippee!!! Makes me wanna do a happy dance when it happens! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Mine put themselves to bed, all the big girls never had a problem, the babies we had to keep putting up on the roost - they started putting themselves up on the roost 2 nights ago - and tonight one of the babies was squished in between two BIG girls [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I think they LIKE each other!
     
  7. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wildsky how old are your girls now? And do they all sleep mixed together? [​IMG]
     
  8. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Delightful Dozen are 5 weeks old, they are in a run/coop area all day and doing quite well.

    I guess the next step is roosting. There are plenty of roosting spaces available but they are all huddled in the corner together despite the heatlamp that is quite closeby.

    One of them was on a roost this morning when I opened the pop door, so maybe pretty soon.

    It does feel like I taught them something, and as a teacher of preteens, that is a good feeling!
     

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