Thursday, June 27, 2013

Into the Coop They Go

  Into the coop they go,
out of their brooder and into a box
 (clucking, flapping, squaking)
and down to live with the big guys.
Oh My!  What is this?

They have a separate area,  
partitioned off with chicken wire 
 in order to have a safe meet and greet,
getting to know each other a bit.

They have their own separate window that looks
up towards the house. That way we can call down to them and
they can get a good look at the goings on ,
the cats, the small side garden and various critters
that wander by.  They are not allowed in the yard yet.

The blind cross beaked chick is still in the house
along with the new batch that thinks she/he's their mom.
He really hasn't grown very much although he has more feathers.
I am thinking the new chicks will outgrown him and I'll have to
keep hatching at least two more at a time to keep him
company until he grows up.  If he never grows up
I guess I'll have to get a giant parrot cage and keep him
in the house forever!   

A side note:
 Something seems to be wrong with Facebook
if you read this there.  I can't log in because it is
stuck on my husband's account and he can't log out.
It doesn't even go to his Timeline, just to security settings
which don't work if you try to end the session.


Unknown said...

How exciting for the little ones moving up to the coop outside.

Lady Locust said...

You have teenager chickens:) It's like their Sr. year when they can see the great big world, just not allowed to go yet. How fun. Can't wait to have my pick-picks again.
Sorry I can't help wit FB; I'm not a facebooker.
Have a great Friday.

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your troubles with face book. But glad to know it's not just me. They are growing up fast.

Gorges Smythe said...

There's nearly ALWAYS something wrong with Facebook.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Facebook issue corrected!!

Chicks are doing well in the coop, one of them is reaching through the wire to peck at one of the big birds! The big birds aren't happy, at least the ones that USED to live where the newbies do now. They are wondering who the heck these squatters are!

LindaG said...

Sounds like things are mostly going well. Glad to hear it. :-)