I do have a couple though.
Last week on Black Friday we bought and set up their coop, a kit from TSC, the last one, which is way smaller and less sturdy than it looked in pictures lol but it is adorable, I'll post pictures. I've been bringing them in every night though still, back to the garage. They have not been out every day either but I try to get them out every day. It's just the other day it was raining then yesterday I was gone, one or two days I just didn't feel like it, but for the.most part they have been out a lot and they go out usually from noon or 1, sometimes 2, until around 4:30 when it gets dark. Today was earlier at around 11 or 11:30 I think so extra time.
They LOVE it out there. They scratch and run around like crazy. They really don't go in the coop part but they know it's there because sometimes I put them straight in it but they fly down. They also fly straight up to the outside roosts or halfway up the ramp some of them. I think the ramp might be too steep.
The past few times they've been out they all pile in one area, my dad thought they were cold the one day, turns out they are dust bathing LOL
They look ridiculous, they all pile on top of each other.
I have pictures of it and video which os the reason for the post. Since these they are up and foraging again but they were like this for quite a while. Personally I think theu are sunbathing as much as dust bathing.
I sometimes sprinkle their food on the ground so there's still a lot out there so they do eat that but they also eat whatever else is out there. I put a separate waterer out there too so I don't have to carry theirs back and forth every day.
They seem to LOVE it out there though. More room, sun and dust to bathe in, good stuff to eat. They have fun.
They are also extremely cute right now because they are big and very feathered plus they scratch, dust bathe, fly, try to roost, etc. so they look and act just like adult chickens but they're still small compared to big chickens.
Tried to get a picture of the fatty foraging but then... Attack of the chicken! LOL And I think these are actually good pictures minus the wire. Maybe I could figure out how to edit the wire out. It's on my phone though.
She finally joined them.
And I just ate lunch was about to go watch a movie until it's time to bring them inside when I realized... WHY? They are the best entertainment, chickens T.V., and I bought them, I should spend more time with them plus movies are all I've been doing all week except yesterday when we went out to eat and it's gorgeous so I should go sit with them so now I'm going to go outside and watch them hahah movies should be at night anyway.
It's only 12:53 PM now though so we'll see if I actually sit there 3 1/2 hours straight until 4:30 but I am going to sit with them a while. They are so entertaining.
I can't wait until we get the dog kennel set up around it so they can stay outside overnight and also have even more room. I think when we get it set up I will remove the run so they can have more room rather than interrupted space with a run in a run but I might keep it and lock them in at night. We'll see. The run under the coop doesn't come off, well it could but I like the coop off the ground.
Edited by KDOGG331 - 12/4/15 at 9:55am