tips on movings chicks outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wefrf, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. wefrf

    wefrf Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    We have four eight week old chicks. For the last couple of weeks we have been letting them outside all day and then bringing them in at night.

    We just finished there tractor type coop and was going to have them sleep outside tonight. After dark they were huddled on the ground by the door wanting to be brought in. We put them on the roosts and they got down and came back to the door. We gave in and brought them in.

    Is it normal to have to "train" them to stay outside? If so what do we do just leave them out cold turkey?

    We live in Arizona and the highs are in the 70's and the low is around 42.
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    put them in thiernew coop, not the run (the coop for 3 days and do not let them go out at all, then open the door for them and hey will realize that is thier new home.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Providing they are completely safe in their tractor coop, harden your heart just a wee bit and leave them out there. They'll get over it.

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