7 Years
Apr 19, 2012
My Coop
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


Rest in Peace 1980-2020
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
They are amazing creatures, aren't they? That's why we love them so much!


In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 18, 2012
They really are the coolest!

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