Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Chicken Run

Troy made a new chicken run for the baby chicks (who, by the way, are not looking very babyish anymore).  They needed to have access to the outside, but our fence would have allowed them to escape through the holes that were bigger  than the chicks.  He plans on building a smaller house on the end of this with some nesting boxes so we can move it all over the farm more easily a la Joel Salatin (Polyface Farms).

 A few of the chicks hopped right out when we opened the door.  Look at how big they are getting.  It is amazing how much they have grown in just 5 weeks.

 The rest seemed a little more cautious...not sure what to expect.  They kept peeking their heads out and chirping little warning calls to the few that braved the outdoors.  It was fun to watch. 

As I look outside, more of them have come out to investigate.  We put a little waterer outside and they seem to like that too.  I am sure they'll all love it out their once they discover they have more freedom. 

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