Minnesota! - Page 1931
- Senora Pollo Loco
Looks like a big dog? A deer? Did you look for tracks later?
It is surprising to see you folks north of the Cities having fresh snow like that. It is bare down here and stuff is peeking out of the ground like daffodils and garlic and the grass is coming up.
Depends on the weather, usually as soon as they are all hatched and mom takes them off the nest. I have a small pen that I put them in for the first couple of weeks (it's not critter-proof so I put them back in the coop at night). After that they free range with the rest of the chickens. Even in nasty weather they can crawl under mom and warm up. So unless it's really wet and cold, they are out enjoying the grass, bugs and sunshine as soon as possible.