My tiny crew of 13 (now 6 days old) had to be moved out of their brooder during the day as the weather here was making the heat a real problem. Now they have their grow out pen for the hot afternoons and the brooder at night. During the day they have access to half a dog crate with their light just in case anyone gets cold. They are now thriving and the pasty butt issue has not been a problem for the 2 days they have been out. They seem to be finding small bugs as the floor is dirt and they have access to grit. I have to say I love this site as I can share my excitement about my thriving babies!!
Has anyone else had success with the little ones in a larger area? I assume when a broody hen raises chicks they are out and about the 1st week, can anyone weigh in on this?
**Crushed up mealworms seem to be a hit
***My young guineas on the other side of the fence checking out the new members of the farm
**my golden laced polish pullet (no names yet for these 2)
The Americana with yellow and white (between th BOs) is Olive aka. Ollie. (I ordered 5 Americana pullets and one roo so hopefully she is one of the pullets..hehe ..although could probably be a good name for a roo as well)
**My lovley Buff laced polish pullet, Penelope aka. penny. She is so brave and likes to sit on top of your shoes.