Sunday, August 9, 2015

Chicks in the Henhouse

In all of the excitement over Piggy, I almost forgot about the big chicks day out!
 Batch #1 was moved out to the turkey pen three days ago.  We put them in the corner pen to test their size versus the wire.  The rest of the birds have been doing well staying in the snow fenced area of the garden around the greenhouses, but I wanted to know I could lock them into the turkey pen if these little ones start causing trouble. 
 The little pen also gives them a chance to meet the bigger birds without getting beat into submission.  The hens were very interested in the newcomers.
The chicks seemed happy scratching through the dirt and enjoying the sunshine.

Yesterday I opened the little doorway halfway.  The chicks can now come out into the big, wide world, but the older birds should have a hard time getting into the little pen.  So far, so good.  No chicks in the garden.

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