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brought them out in the sunshine today for the 1st time

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..and omg they made me laugh. It was in the 60s today so i took them outside for a bit. As soon as the sun hit them they began rolling to their sides, stretching their wings, sunning their under bellies lol. They are a trip.
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so cute! can't wait to let my little ones out in the sunshine....so close! just need it a little warmer  :cool:

"To enjoy the world, by giving joy to the world."

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"To enjoy the world, by giving joy to the world."

Johann Nepumuk Hummel

 

 

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Two-week olds can handle 70F 20C sunny days with no wind for brief periods away from their heated brooder. They instinctively know to open their feathers to the sun to absorb vitamin D, and it feels soooo good!

 

Give them a runway, and they will demonstrate low level flight!

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I will begin daily feildtrips to their run this week when the rain clears while we complete the final details of the coop. They loved it so much i felt bad taking them in even as it got cooler. They did great...no signs of huddling for warmth. No distress. Just alot of stretching and sunbathing and happy chirping lol
Edited by mrv19 - 3/28/16 at 11:07am
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Aren't field trips great? Mine started on a towel on the bathroom floor with me, then a fabric mesh dog enclosure in the foyer, then outside to the run...I think it makes for easy adaptation for the BIG move to the coop!

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First Chickens 2/23/16; 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes and 3 Partridge Rocks named Ophelia, Maybellene, Caldonia, Nadine, Evangeline and Alberta!

 

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Overthinkers, UNITE!!

 

First Chickens 2/23/16; 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes and 3 Partridge Rocks named Ophelia, Maybellene, Caldonia, Nadine, Evangeline and Alberta!

 

Outlaw Brooder Heating Lamps!! Use Mama Heating Pad (MHP)!!

 

Chicken Music: My playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1-Tb0ZMLqCI52B3Nbp6hKaMtcw5iN0EY

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