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Articles from mc79

I have a raised deck at my house, and thought to myself, I'll make this one big run! With 4x4 posts and California-style chain link fence around the perimeter of the bottom of the deck, we have made it completely enclosed. My chicks now have 180 square feet to stretch their legs comfortably.
This is one of my Rhode Island Reds that had her eye on a little bug that was "taunting" her just outside of our fenced enclosure. With some determination and a little stretching, she closed in on her target!
It's been a week since I added two mallards to my flock of chickens. At first, they were extremely timid and would take cover and hide at the sight of me. After a week, they are warming up to me and their new home. They still won't eat out of my hand like the chickens do, but I understand that gaining their trust takes baby steps. Today, they let me take a few pictures of their pool party. They were splashing, diving, and having a good old time!
The gals in my flock love to take turns going to the coop tops and take in the sights. Afterwards they take the big leap and fly back down. I took this picture as my leghorn was catching some air.
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