- May 23, 2017
Our little chickies had a field trip to their run today. They had a ball exploring and being big chickens for a few hours
This link may be helpful when it comes to feeding treats to chicks -Can two day old chicks eat grapes?
Oh goodness! At least you know they like you! hahaha Our fence is 6 feet high and covered in hardware cloth. I am going to put that deer netting over the top for now but they won't be in the run unless we are home!Unless your run is completely covered in hardware cloth, I would stick them in the coop, and just let them in the run supervised for another week or two. You can use treats to get them in and out of the coop.
I took mine out yesterday, and decided to try and leave them in the run by themselves for just a few minutes. I have the run divided in half , with 2 by 3 welded wire, backed up with 2' of 1" chicken wire at the bottom. As I was leaving, the smallest one decided to try and follow me! She flew up to the top of the chicken wire, and started to squeeze through the welded wire, into the side with the big hens! I'm sure they would have made short work of her. I came screaming back in and she backed down.
SO apparently I am going to have to line the inside of the whole run with bird netting or something for now. If there is a hole, those little buggers will find it.