They won't come out!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fshinggrl, May 14, 2009.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this has been asked before... but the chicks have had an open door during the day now for 24 hours. (this is the 2nd day of it) One chick ventured out and it probably got out by accident. (Kind of scary counting them inside the coop and ending up with one less with out seeing the 'stray.')

    How can I help them discover that the outside isn't a bad world? Course, my dog has some ideas for them, but luckily she isn't out without us! I have put food out on the ramp up/down and some cut strawberries.

    I know, give them time. I am just impatient! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    How old are they?
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sorry.. they are 5 weeks old. They were moved into the coop last Sunday and I waited until Wednesday to open the door to let them explore. I'm sure it is just a 'give it time' thing. They just seem so content to stay inside. [​IMG]
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it took mine a couple days till they went out but they were several weeks older than yours.
     
  5. poopcoop

    poopcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved the food out and they followed it.
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I have another brave chicken. (ok, that didn't sound right!) [​IMG] It was hiding outside.. turns out I almost kicked it as I was walking in the run. It was just nestled down in there. An EE so perfect camoflauge! So, I have one to get in tonight after the kids go down.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my 2nd brave chicken found her way back in the coop by herself. I am impressed!
    This morning I have them some cut up strawberries and put the treat bowl down outside. They are starting to get the hang of it!
    [​IMG]
     

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