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EE Chicks First Day Free-Ranging (w/Pics!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bluey, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Our hen (Churkey), recently hatched 3 EE chicks from bugladyleah...

    This past weekend, they had their first experience out of the brooder to free range while I built them a transitional coop until they are old enough to use the main coop.

    Here is Momma standing guard as chicks get some tasty bugs under a bush:
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    Here are all three pecking in the gravel:
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    Here is Momma and babies runnig to the garage when they noticed that I started throwing out fresh corn kernels:
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    Here is my entire flock eating the fresh corn grown from our garden:
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    Of course, and as I posted on another thread, I did finish the coop. Here it is sitting beside our "Churkey Loft", that I built this past winter.
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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008
  2. Jen4

    Jen4 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Awwww very cute.
     
  3. ercky&perky

    ercky&perky In the Brooder

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    They almost look like partridge, cute!!!
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    cute little chicks, I have 3 EE's about the same age
     
  5. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    THanks.

    From the many posts I've read it certainly seems more difficult to tell the sex of EE chicks. How old do they have to be before you can start looking for telltale signs?

    Anybody with EEs know?
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008

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