Moving day for the chicks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Steve, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Today I decided the chicks were old enough and things were ready for them to move into their new coop. I have two coops joined together to make what I call the "Chicken Condo" One portion is 4 x 6 and that used to be my deer hunting blind, this is the part I moved them into today. The second part is 5 x 8 and has the nesting boxes mounted for when they start laying.

    They grew so fast from the little peeps I brought home about 4 weeks ago [​IMG]

    [​IMG] these....[​IMG]


    I told my wife that since I have moved them out of the basement brooder, that leaves room to get those few Rhode Island Reds and a couple of Barred Rocks I'd been wanting to have around here.[​IMG]

    She was speechless.....does that mean Yes?[​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan

    I was thinking the same thing! My husband just walked in the door, he has been working out of town this week. I told him we need to finish up the coop so the older chicks can move outside. They went from chicks to chickens since last week!

    Come on spring!!
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    Look at those babies! How fast they grow. Time for some new ones! Mason probably still has some!! You know you want to, Steve! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    As fast as they grow when it gets time for eggs time slooooowwwsss doooowwwnnnn! It is an eternity waiting for that milestone. Just so you know [​IMG] lol
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Steve....When I ask for more chickens or hatchings eggs or even ducks now [​IMG] or another bator and my husband is speechless I always know it means yes!!!.....

    Nice looking flock of birds....
  6. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Quote:YES!! THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THAT MEANS!! Or, if it isn't, you should get those new chicks BEFORE she clarifies her NO!! RUN, don't walk back to the store!! lol
  7. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:I got a clarification about her silence....believe me after 30 years of wedded bliss I know that I need to get clearance before takeoff.....[​IMG]

    She stopped at the chicken condo after work, and said "hunny if you want some of those Red Islands and Rocky bars that is fine, but I think we need some chickens that we can eat this fall" kind a gal.....[​IMG] [​IMG] where did I put that catalog...........
  8. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    WOOO HOOO!!! [​IMG] Yep, my hubby has been making incredible strides this last year or two in the animal department. He even offered, without me asking, to add onto the barn. Yep, trained her right, I did!! lol [​IMG]

    Glad to hear your wife is in agreement, definitely makes life easier that way. [​IMG]

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