I took my 3 week olds out to their run for three hours this afternoon. At first they just hung out in the dog carrier I used to transport them, but then they relaxed and enjoyed "stretching their wings" literally. They had lots more space and had a great time. They are all absolutely exhausted. Between the dog barking episodes and the very stressful cicada that got into their enclosure, they had a big afternoon. Tomorrow I'm going to put pine shavings down on the floor of the coop and let them go in and out of that part of their home rather than leaving the carrier in the run. If the weather cooperates, I'll leave them out a bit longer tomorrow. Our highs are in the low 90's this week, so it should be just perfect for them. I'm going to go tuck them in for the night, I think. They are all dozing on the roosts right now (in the brooder). Very sleepy babies. My Welsummer, Lisbeth, loved the grass. She is still shy with me, but she loved being outside. Misty is my mystery chick. I think she is a Partridge Rock. She spent lots of time scratching around the dog kennel. Angel is one of the Delawares. She is the one with the darker feathers at the base of her tail. Really strutting her stuff (actually, she had a toe caught on the waterer). I took some other pictures, but they were with my new phone, and not worth posting.