Chicky field trip

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kurt s, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. kurt s

    kurt s Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 3 week old chicks just had a field trip outside to a penned in area 6x6. The fun part was gathering all 13 up into a laundry basket for transport. I'd get 4 or 5 in there and go to add 2 more and 3 would fly out!This went on for some time as it was so hilarious. It was a thrilling experience for us all! Finally had my wife help me out and we made 2 trips outside. They were scared at first and then started having a party. I had built a 2 level "chicken gym" for them to play on and a box to hide in. They loved my gym as it has multiple levels of perches to roost on and take off from for flying lessons. We had them out for a few hours and just brought them inside for the day. They're all exhausted from the party!!
     
  2. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no pics????
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep...we need pics [​IMG]
     
  5. kurt s

    kurt s Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to make some more posts and will take pics next time they are out. I have pics of the 8x8 coop that is almost done. The run will be about 20x40 and covered with deer netting to keep out the local hawks who use our birdfeeders as a buffet line.
     
  6. kurt s

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  7. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the jungle gym idea! And the lawn chairs conveniently placed [​IMG] Had to add, beautiful, healthy looking birds too. Isn't it fun? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
  8. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute, they have lots to play on.
    Am jealous of your grass, my girls would have that mowed in no time.[​IMG]
     
  9. krissteff

    krissteff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love field trips!!! Aren't they the best?! Looks like they are having a blast. [​IMG]
     
  10. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:X's2 and [​IMG] You sure have a great set-up enjoy...[​IMG]
     

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