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 pullet..camera 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Katy! Mystery solved!
     

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