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First time playing on the grass

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PotterWatch, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I took my 1.5week olds outside for some playtime on the grass. They are in an inside brooder right now, but will be moving outside as soon as I get the outside brooders set up (this coming week I hope). There are 9 red broilers, 3 delawares, 2 RIRs, and 1 EE.

    They were scared to come out of the box at first:
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    I took them out of the box and put them on the grass. They stayed bunched up cheeping at each other trying to decide if it was dangerous:
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    Then one decided to try and taste the grass... yum! Word spread through the group that there was edible stuff covering the ground:
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    Soon they were pairing up and heading off to explore:
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    The EE was the first to try and dustbathe while the others were jockeying for position around it:
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    They eventually wore each other out and lay down in any niches they could find to relax and nap:
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    A great time was had by all!
     

  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

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    Great pictures!!!! Whats all that GREEN stuff [​IMG] (so jealous)
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    GREAT pics, thank you for posting them! Adorable chicks!
     
  4. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Songster

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    Cute chicks I bet they thought they died and went to heaven lol
     
  5. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    *melts*
     
  6. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Songster

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  7. ursusarctosana

    ursusarctosana Songster

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    Love that grass! Can't wait for spring to hit us up in the northern 48.
     

  8. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
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    That was my first thought too- Wow, nice green grass!! My second thought was I cant wait for spring so I can have green grass too. My third thought was awwwwww, how cute!!
     
  9. All that I can say is Awwwww!!!!!!!!!!!

    And number #2 is that I wish that I could free-range my chickens.
     
  10. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    Very cute pics! I wish I could have free-ranged my babies so young! Here in southern WA, we have plenty of green grass year-round, but it's just too darn cold and wet to let them out in it yet [​IMG] Hopefully we will be able to soon! Thanks for the great pics and we are all jealous!
     

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