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One of my four week old chicks died her name was penguin she was heathy and then she was dead.
Oh no! So sorry...
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 Well, my babies got kicked out of the garage today. I had to scramble a bit to get the coop/run ready for them, inserting the separator inside the coop was easy enough, but I also had to put in a roost for the brooding area, cut a door in the side so they could get in and out and partition off an area outside. Of course I also needed to put in a doorway to this area so I could get them food and water. But it was definitely necessary as they had grossly outgrown their bins.

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They didn't care for the move at all. I used a dog cage to carry them from the garage down to their pen,  which is in the 'lower 40'; and having two grown dogs slobbering over them the whole way didn't help either, but they seemed to have gotten used to their new quarters OK. They're even using the roost I installed. Maybe the older chickens will learn something from these radical newcomers! They'll have too, because the entire roof of the coop is now gated off (to keep the bigs and littles separate) so they can't roost on it anymore.

 

Hopefully if I ever get any more it will be due to a broody hen, and they can hatch and grow up there from the get go. 

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I should have some pictures tomorrow.


Edited by FlyWheel - 5/11/16 at 6:21pm

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An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo with an attitude,

two dogs...

and some really prolific oak trees!

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D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo with an attitude,

two dogs...

and some really prolific oak trees!

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Good luck and I hope they end up loving it with not much trouble:)

new chick mama of 26 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 5 BO, 4 SLW, 3 EE, 3 GLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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new chick mama of 26 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 5 BO, 4 SLW, 3 EE, 3 GLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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I'm about to move mine, too as soon as the extension to the coop is ready. Even w all the mess, I'm enjoying them in the house and I'm going to miss them when they go outside.
FlyWheel, we want pics:)
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Going to move these 3 to the grow out pen .
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Going to move these 3 to the grow out pen .
What nice birds!

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:thumbsup LOVE the one with the Mohawk!

 

OK Peeps (a fitting nickname if there ever was one!), here are some pics...

Checking out the new girls!

The door frame is hinged to the edge of the coop, and hooked to the chain-link. So if I need to enlarge their section of the run all I have to do is unhook it, swing out the frame and stretch some 2x4 wire from the frame to some other part of the chain-link.

 

The opening to their part of the coop. It's big enough so they can easily get through, yet too small for an adult to comfortably get through if they need to hide. Once they get too big I will close it off and remove the coop partition. By then they should be big enough to handle themselves.

 

This is the removable partition that provides them with their own mini-coop. It's a press fit, so is easy to get in and out. Their is some poop on the 2x4 roost, so they know instinctively how to use it. Amazing how a bunch of 6 week old kids can be smarter than their two year old pen-mates!

 

 

This is the chick that had the greenish shade in her chick-fur. She was the one who voluntarily hopped into my hand at the store, and was always the first to try anything new. The green never really made it into her feathers, but her legs have turned a dark olive, I mean a M*A*S*H ambulance olive green!


Edited by FlyWheel - 5/13/16 at 4:50pm

D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo with an attitude,

two dogs...

and some really prolific oak trees!

Reply

D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo with an attitude,

two dogs...

and some really prolific oak trees!

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