Well, I did it.........I kicked them out

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by howfunkyisurchicken, May 11, 2011.

  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    [​IMG] I moved my 2.5 week olds outside yesterday to the bigger hutch. The dust and brooder parties were killing me. I was so worried about them all night, the low was about 48°F. But when I checked them this morning they were all zooming around the cage with a big case of the crazies. Most of them weren't even anywhere near the light. So now I'm out on the porch watching them, instead of in the laundry room [​IMG]
  2. mcsfarms

    mcsfarms In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2011
    Northern California
    congratulations! We have 4 that are 5 weeks old and 1 that is 2 weeks old. Our coop is still in the neighbors yard, so the chicks are still in the house. We will have the man-power to move the coop on Sunday, and we were a little worried about moving the little girl out at night, but didn't want to separate her from the flock. They do cuddle up at night together or sit on the perch snuggled up next to each other. Hopefully on Sunday they will be in the coop. We do take them outside everyday to get some sun and fresh air - we give them worms from our compost pile. They are in a box the size of their brooder until we get the run finished. We hope to free range them but as babies - we have too many hawks, cats and kids
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    [​IMG] Good job!

    I always worry about mine, but then I'm happy I don't have to hear everyone tell me how
    much the broody stinks [​IMG]

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