What should I do??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lou52, May 21, 2011.

  1. lou52

    lou52 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today we built a coup/run for our 6 week old ee's. They
    have been in the bigger coup for a few days, bringing them in at night(while the leghorns free ranged, sort of borrowed their coup and run just to get the ee's used to being outside.)
    They seemed to love it!
    Tonight , for the first time, we put them in their own coup, they walked down to the pen. We just ent out to put them all to bed, and
    the ee's are crying like babies. They wrer in a corner in their pen, and I put them in the coup.
    Closed the door.

    Should we let them cry (peep loudly) or bring them in the house ??????
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Usually 6 week olds will peep if cold. Perhaps too much of a temperature change?

    It might help to keep them in their prior warm place but with no heat lamp to transition them for a couple of days.
     
  3. lou52

    lou52 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's not it...They have had no heat lamp for a week now.
    It is a very mild night. There should be no problem....

    My husband just walked out and said they are quiet now.
    I quess it was just a little shocking????
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Awww maybe they were scared?
     

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