It's my first time with chicks too but I have a mother hen who adopted 12 chicks between 1 and 3 days old. They are now almost four weeks old and we had to build their outdoor henhouse and run in a hurry as they are growing very quickly and were getting too big for their cage in the conservatory. there was a danger that Hilda was treading on them. (She's a large Sussex). They moved into their new home yesterday and are really enjoying their adventure playground. They have clumps of grass in the run and a branch to climb on. The only problem is that the house is raised off the ground and they are not happy about climbing the ladder.
Here's a picture of the new house:
Edited by sablonneuse - 8/2/12 at 1:05am