Chicks Move to the Coop

The time is finally here! It’s moving day! The girls get to move into the coop! After a long wait due to freezing weather the chicks finally get to move to the coop!

We decided the easiest way to move them was to pick them up one at a time out of the brooder and drop them inside. Of course there was a lot of chaos. They were scared to death! I eventually had to step inside the brooder to get the last two chicks!

You try to calm them down by talking nicely to them. “Yay! You are going to your new home! Look at that! There is a whole new world out here!” It’s so cute when they freeze up in your hands swinging their necks back and forth getting a glimpse of the flowers and trees, and listening to the wild birds outside.

It only seemed right to give the tiniest bird the first ride into the coop so she could settle nicely before the next one arrived. In reality they were all a little unsure for a little while. They actually got comfortable a little faster than other chicks we’ve had in the past.

Watch the first chick get moved to the coop and then see them all investigating the place on their YouTube Channel: