1st time outside for our chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bobbieschicks, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Decided to give our 2+ week old Leghorns a little stretching room outdoors. Set up a temporary day run with tomato cages & chicken wire to be used with close supervision and got all their stuff out there for them. My 10 yr old wanted to be with them so he sat inside there for over an hour! HAHA! They loved it - I can't wait to finish their coop so they can just stay outside. It felt sad to bring them back indoors they were having so much fun scratching and pecking stuff.

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  2. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
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    Aww so cute! I remember my babies first time outside just a little while ago. What breed of chickens do you have?
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Quote:So far we just have the 5 White Leghorns - but we do have 4 eggs in the incubator that are due to hatch on 8-11 - 1 ameraucana/Araucana mix, 2 Ancona and 1 Wheaten Penedesenca - they are all that are left of an eBay order that arrived during the hottest part of July. We just started getting into chickens - already my DH has said we should get more "just to fill up our coop". I think he's enjoying them too. His grandfather was a chicken farmer and I think DH likes the connection.

    What do you have? Wait - don't answer that - I saw your BYC page - you have quite a list of breeds and ages! Looks like a great flock.
     
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  4. cluckcluckboom

    cluckcluckboom Out Of The Brooder

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    those are HUGE for 2 wks old. good lookin chicks tho. our leghorns were born 7/18-7/23 and are only half that size
    congrats:thumbsup
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
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    Quote:So far we just have the 5 White Leghorns - but we do have 4 eggs in the incubator that are due to hatch on 8-11 - 1 ameraucana/Araucana mix, 2 Ancona and 1 Wheaten Penedesenca - they are all that are left of an eBay order that arrived during the hottest part of July. We just started getting into chickens - already my DH has said we should get more "just to fill up our coop". I think he's enjoying them too. His grandfather was a chicken farmer and I think DH likes the connection.

    What do you have? Wait - don't answer that - I saw your BYC page - you have quite a list of breeds and ages! Looks like a great flock.

    [​IMG] Yes indeed I do!!! [​IMG]

    Thank you for saving me the time!! [​IMG]
     
  6. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Quote:They are growing FAST - we noticed them feathering out early and then get bigger almost overnight. Congrats on your Leghorns too. They're so funny to watch. My son actually spent time away from his DSi yesterday to watch the chicks - a rare occurance.
     
  7. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Today it is raining outside and they are really active and chirping much louder then usual - I think they miss the outside [​IMG]
     

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