Updates on my little flock

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
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My Coop
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So yesterday I rigged up the ramp that came with the coop (its too flimsy to attach it if its being moved regularly) with a couple bricks on either side to block off the area under the house from the main open area, with enough room for the two little ones to get in and out but Cashew can't follow them. I watched them closely for the first few hours and they were fine, then checked on them every hour or so the rest of the day. They were totally fine, and for the first time were actually in the house in the evening (normally they sit at the door to wait for me to take them inside) so I think they followed Cashew inside. It was pretty warm inside and cashew was chilling on the other end of the box, so I decided to check on them a couple times before bed before I made the decision to put them inside or not for the night. It was still warm and they were fine so I left them in overnight and they were totally fine first thing in the morning.

Today Ive checked on them every couple hours and watched them for a while, and it seems they understand that the closed off space is for them and come and go as they please. I've seen Cashew peck at them when they tried to use the food or water at the same time as her, and they dart back into the closed off area.
I gave them leftover spaghetti at around lunch time and cashew didn't seem interested initially until Butter and Coriander went nuts for it. I put some in both ends of the coop and once they had finished theirs, the little ones went for Cashew's spaghetti and that earned them a peck.

Here are a picture of how I blocked it.
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Also as a bonus, not chicken related, my best friend gave me a late birthday present. Its artwork of the same character (Its not from anything, I designed it) as in my profile picture. We realised it has two left paws and so she is going to message the artist to fix it. I love it so much regardless ^-^
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Edit: Just found BF's cat Boi like this. Silly Boi
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Cashew sure is cute! The cat looks pretty comfy there. :lol:
 

Zemeraire

In the Brooder
Jan 17, 2020
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South West Australia
Today I decided to take down the barrier as I wasn't seeing very much pecking from Cashew towards butter and Coriander. In fact, I saw butter sitting under cashew to keep warm! (Its cold today, very wet). I've kept a close eye on them and their behaviour hasn't changed.

They also got a nice treat in the form of around a dozen snails. Being wet today, they were everywhere. So I gathered up a bunch and gave them to them. They love it XD
Butter and Cashew are really on the mark, and able to get into the snails, but Coriander isn't even trying. She just follows butter around and tries to steal her meal.

My phone is a little bit dead right now, but I'll get some photos and post them.
 

Zemeraire

In the Brooder
Jan 17, 2020
13
58
46
South West Australia
Well picture is here. As I was putting them to bed I found them in the cutest position. Its quite cold tonight and Coriander is treating Cashew like her mum X3
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I know newspaper isn't idea but I don't have any hay right now T-T Working on that asap
 
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