Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Izzymoon, May 24, 2012.

  1. Izzymoon

    Izzymoon Songster

    Apr 19, 2012
    My Coop
    ok, so today my mind has been completely blown. lol..This morning I decided to clean the coop, because by the time I get home from work I am so bushwacked I can't muster up the strength to, and felt bad because it's been a couple days. I scooped out all the old shavings upstairs, and got a bag of new shavings throwing a handful of DE into the bag and shook it up. Then I laid the new bedding in the coop, moved the coop slightly off it's current position so they'd have some fresh grass to play in, and washed/dried their food/water dishes, and raked out the old spot the coop was in. For my finale I found a nice branch which had a sharp stick broken off and jabbed that into the ground which raised the stick off the ground.

    I then had to go round up the kids, who were delighted by the early morning freedom to forge, and then all came home and got in the coop. As I was cleaning up and putting the rake away I looked back at the coop, and all the kids were roosting on the branch!. (Adorable) How did they know? 2 days ago they slept in a pile on the floor and now they are all roosting :)

    As I watch them grow it truly amazes me how they "just know" how to be chickens. Certainly they were never raised by a hen, between scratching and forging for bugs, roosting, knowing when to go to sleep etc time and time again, I find myself so pleased I took the plunge and decided to get chicks. I am loving this whole experience
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    They are amazing creatures, aren't they? That's why we love them so much!
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Chicks are truly a wonderful creature. :love
  4. robynz

    robynz In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2012
    [​IMG]They really are the coolest!

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