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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Chickens and Coop Update

Chicks are now are 6 weeks old and they are starting to look like adult birds.  Still a ways to go yet, but colors are there.

Another mile stone reached this weekend - the run is officially fenced in and the birds did a bit of exploring outside.  The Husband needs to beef up a couple of spots with some hardware cloth, which he was doing on Monday.   This double fencing will serve multiple purposes: to protected against predators, to keep birds from going under the fence, and to keep the dogs out.   Ben in particular is quite transfixed by this peeping cheeping activity. 

"Hey! Lookit this!"

"You go first."  "No, I go first!" "Hmm...what's this?"   (The Bernadette's are the curious chicks)

Group decision, just shove someone out the door.  Just happened to be one of the Burnadette's.

The Bernadette's have flown the coop!  It took about 15 minutes for the rest to follow suit.

A Sheldon (Australorp breed)

Bernadette front left, Penny center, Bernadette right

Penny's (Golden Laced Wyandottes)

Coop run on the side (painting still in progress)

Inside the run (again, painting still a work in progress)


Karl A. said...

Yea! I can't believe how fast the kids are growing.

Anonymous said...

Looks like once they got outside they decided it was quite alright!!! Love seeing pictures of the chicks!

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