First day outside

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Katy, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I moved some of my 7 week old chicks outside to another pen today for the first time. It's an assorted group which includes my first blue orps.
    Favorite little shy[​IMG]

    Checking things out[​IMG]
    Gawky teen-ager[​IMG]

    Group shot[​IMG]
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    They look so happy![​IMG] Mine got to go outside for the first time a few days ago. They really loved playing in the sunshine! Well today it is blizzarding and they are not happy![​IMG]
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Beautiful birds, Katy. What ever happened to those funny colored Marans?
  4. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    Those are some cute chicks, Katy! Mine are 1 week behind yours. I opened the door to their part of the coop and let them "freerange" today. They didn't get more than 4 feet away from the door, but seemed to have a good time scratching in the dirt.
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You have a nice looking crop of chicks there!

    I put the babies I hatched this week out in the yard today. They have had a blast. It is in the 80's here and the sun makes it feel warmer. They have played and flopped and slept. So much fun to watch.
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I actually took some pix of them today too! They were both roos...just of course! [​IMG]

    This is the one that was lightest as a chick.[​IMG]

    And this guy was the darker of the two[​IMG]
  7. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Oh my goodness they are big!!!! I can't believe in five more weeks my babies will be that big!!!! Their brooder i have for them is going to be too small very very soon.
  8. 2boxers

    2boxers Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Halifax Co Virginia
    Eureka! The "gawky teenager"! What breed of chicken is that? That's what mine are, only I have not been able to post a pic and find out what they are.

    Your chicks are awesome!
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:The gawky teen-ager is a splash blue orpington. He's a very light blue color.
  10. 2boxers

    2boxers Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Halifax Co Virginia
    Thank you Katy! Mystery solved!

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