Little gals adventuring outside the brooding coop...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debid, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Just had to share because little chicks acting like big chickens makes me laugh. They're 2.5 weeks old now.

     
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute!
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Forgot to say, it was 40F and windy but the chicken area is reasonably sheltered.

    The leaves are in the big chicken run. They actually went in there today and had a look around while the big girls were ranging. There was some interaction between littles and adults. At one point, a hen came to use the waterer in her run and several chicks ran in thinking they'd join her for a drink. They couldn't possibly reach that nipple but there they were stretching as high as they could when she noticed she had a bunch of little intruders at her feet. She startled so badly that she basically leaped away backward and that scared them so they ran at top speed back to their electric hen. Baby steps.
     
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  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Thank you so much for sharing. Loved the video. I've forgotten how entertaining those little babies can be. Counting down the 4 weeks till I have littles.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Great vid!

    Is that a washing machine spill tray?
    You built your brooder to fit it?

    I have several of those, they are handy, that's a great use of one.
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, we got the sturdiest one we could find in a 32" and it slides out for cleaning​. It wasn't the most efficient use of lumber but the enclosed part was built of mostly scraps so that was OK.
     
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