The first day outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Egg Rookie 2010, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Songster

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    They are nearly 6 weeks old. They were in a brooder in the house til a week ago today. Then locked in the coop. Yesterday about noonish they got outdoors for the first time! It was funny that they were SO tentative and mostly hung out near the door for a couple of hours, in and out in and out. Then they ventured along the outside coop wall but that was it!
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    Im so excited! But I too "chicken" to let them out without me home yet....so they will have to stay locked up while I am at church! WHOO HOOO
     
  2. itsjustjen

    itsjustjen Songster

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    Awesome inclosure!

    Mine are getting their first day outside today.
     
  3. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    Beautiful inclosure [​IMG]

    I don't blame you on being protective I am the same way!
     
  4. shellyga

    shellyga Songster

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    I agree with the previous posters - that is an awesome enclosure. Your chicks are in heaven I am sure. Great pictures

    Shelly
     
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Songster

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    Wow. Can I live in their enclosure? [​IMG]
     
  6. blueseal

    blueseal Songster

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    green grass . when will i see that. maybe when all this snow melts. LOL. nice pics.
     
  7. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Songster

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    Oh thanks for the compliments! The run just got finished yesterday. It is 15 x 20 with regular chicken wire fencing, wire buried too. I made a grid of wire strands across the top with 24 inch square that I lay a bird net on top of to keep the hawks out. We cut down a dead oak tree we decided to leave in the run for them to climb around on and today Im going to make a sand box and a "chicken salad bar" as someone else coined it....just a 2 x 4 frame with wire on top to lay in the run so they can ruin the grass roots but can still have a snack of growing greens now and then. The coop will be sided this week with old fence wood to make it look like a wild west mercantile store.
    Here is a better shot of the set up. Again, thanks for the compliments. This is my first chicken adventure. This was taken before the fencing was completed yesterday.
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    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011

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