I have 10 week old chicks and I cut them a door and opened it for a couple of days now, but they won't go outside. Should I throw them out? They seem interested when I call them from the outside, but none of them will take the chance. Is that weird?
Take a couple outside and place them just in front of the open door. That way they can see each other and may be enticed to check it out. Is it cold where you are? Maybe they are thinking "Are you nuts? The wind is blowing!
Yeah, ours wouldn't go out either the first few days. Once out they wouldn't go back in. Eventually they realized that their food was in there. The Roo went in and checked it out. Ours are 10 weeks also. We put them out when they were 7-8 weeks because our weather has been so mild this year. Oh we also put food on their gangplank thing leading up to their door. Don't worry, they'll get the idea eventually.