Big day for the Three Amigos....they are 3 and 4 days old already and they got kicked out of the house and outside into their brooder set up. The last two nights they had put themselves away in the house and everyone is eating and growing.
First I had to block the area from the flock, you can see I had helpers and observers.
Don't mind the make shift roof. It's not pretty but should keep them dry
Little One - the friendly EE kept going into the kennel when I was setting up their cave, guess she wanted to give it her approval.
At dusk they stood in the middle of the brooder huddled together chirping. I put them under the cave and they stayed. Last check of brooder temp is was 88. Will check again before bed, but it does feel good to get them outside. They also have started on fermented feed today and had a plug of sod in their brooder.
My chicks will be going into a set up that is quite similar to yours and jensownzoo and looks like you both have straw. I that better at insulating? I was planning on using pine shavings because I am trying to start a deep litter. Thoughts?