Won't leave the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cc0905, May 26, 2011.

  1. cc0905

    cc0905 In the Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    South Berwick, Maine
    Newbie here, chicks have been in their coop for almost a week now, I have to force them out into their run, they are new from easter weekend, TSC said 2-3 days old , but I suspect a few days older than that, once out they seem to love it, should I just be more patient?
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    If they are just a month old, they probably do not have enough feathers to keep themselves warm. The drafts can still be too much so I would say, be patient. Maybe in a week or so their feathers will fill out more and they will venture out. If not, you can give them treats and entice them out but I would let them do what they want because they will come out when they are ready.

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