Won't leave the coop

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

  1. cc0905

    cc0905 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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