Big day out! Pics!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Agilityscots, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH has spent the afternoon assembling my new dog kennel for our chicks (boo hoo...can't say "girls" any more since one of the little buggers turned out to be a boy). It will probably be another day or two before it's totally secure, but in the meantime, I can bring them out of the coop one at a time and let them hang out while I sit in the run with them. It was SO exciting seeing them act like busy little chickens! I felt like a real heel putting them away after only one hour. Here are pics of their big day:

    The gang's all here:
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    My pretty GLW cockerel who is STILL looking for a new home:
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    I love watching them scamper!
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    Edited to add: I forgot to mention that I saw Ruby, my BO, catch her very first Japanese Beetle! She pecked at it as it flew into the run, and it flew out, but that smart little chickie stuck her neck right through the chain link and nailed it on the other side! Death to Japanese Beetles!

    Amy
     
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  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] How fun...........such a pretty set of girls.and roo you have ..............enjoy watching um...I know I do
     
  3. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Okiechick! It was great fun sitting out in the run, watching them peck and scratch. I gave them a special treat of shredded mozzarella and they were in chicken heaven!

    Amy
     
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
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    Isn't it fun??? I love watching them and you have a nice little group. Tell DH to hurry!
     
  5. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:StandardHen, I agree on hurrying but I must tread carefully here...chickens were all my idea and my sweet DH is tired of his weekends being consumed by chicken projects!! [​IMG]

    Amy
     
  6. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your chicks? Your flock looks like mine did before I left on vacation -- they were about 7 weeks old. Now they're eight weeks and look huge!

    One (at least) of mine is a boy, too -- my Buff Orp. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pattycake, mine are 8 weeks old this coming Monday (hatched 6/25). I know what you mean about them looking huge; my gang has been confined to the coop for the last 10 days and I hadn't been able to spend any "real" time with them today. When I put them out in the run today for the first time, I was like, HOLY COW, those are CHICKENS! [​IMG]

    Amy
     
  8. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of chicken is your yellowish one? I got one of those today and Ive been curious.
     
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Hey Amy!

    How big is your kennel? Mine is 10x10. I covered the top with Chicken wire. I hope to eventually put a solid roof on it to provide more shade for them. Make sure you run some chicken wire or hardware cloth about a foot up each side. that way the coons or whatever wont be able to reach in and get your birds. You planning on locking them up at night or giving them access 24/7?
     
  10. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like those GLW. I am thinking they will be the next addition to the flock. Purdy Birds
     

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