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Too cold for the chickens today??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tiffanyg2, May 6, 2011.

  1. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha- I let me chickens out to play this morning and the temps dropped down to the 40's last night so it's still kinda cold out~ And they all came running up to the sliding glass door within 5 mins wanting to come back inside!!! [​IMG] Haha I guess I've got them spoiled right now!

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    ~The Boys being boys~ atleast I'm told they are boys! Hahaha
     
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  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boys are such show-offs...


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  3. lebentier

    lebentier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww, makes me wish i could keep a couple of roos around. well, maybe not...[​IMG]
     
  4. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

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    I live east of Atlanta and it was 38 Thursday morning, my 32 buff orps were in their coop with the heat lamps on. I was wondering how old the "boys " in the photo were? Mine are almost 5 weeks ( on Sunday ) and I'm not seeing any combs yet, I ordered all hens from McMurray so maybe I got all hens?

    Thanks, Buffs Only
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know how to break the news to you...

    My folks started their chicks in their living room. Those birds are nearing 1 year old now and haven't been back inside since they were sent to the coop at ~6 weeks but they STILL try to come inside when the door is open. It doesn't matter what temperature it is outside, they just want to come in where the people are. They'll stand on the steps so they can see inside and watch you eating, also. It's a bit creepy when you're eating chicken.
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 30 degrees F my birds would think it was beach weather--as long as it isn't snowing they are fine with temps down to zero. Heat lamps, we don't use no stinking heat lamps!!
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Stalker chickens!

    We're watching you...

    Seriously though, that made me laugh. [​IMG]
     
  8. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well they will be 7 weeks this weekend, these pics were from last weekend so they were 6 weeks in the pics, according to when I purchased them they would have hatched around March 19th. Haha see the jokes on me though Because I really can only keep the girls where I live~ I would get myself in a boatload of trouble!! But these boys have won over my heart~ they are so sweet!! So you wanted only girls right? Their combs started showing up at about 5 weeks they were red!! And then the wattles and so forth~ They will certainly make beautiful Roo's I wish there was a way to keep them. Maybe I can tain them to use a litter box??? Haha and just keep them inside!

    Good luck on yours!
     
  9. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Brrrrr!!! What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  10. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I just can't wait for that! Hahaha You know because I hand feed them sometimes, the moment I walk outside with something to eat for myself they all start chasing me around jumping up in the air~ It's really kinda funny. Maybe that's bad parenting but it sure is amusing! [​IMG]
     

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