Introducing The Chickens

We’ve had our girls for just over three weeks now.  They were small when we brought them home and fit in a plastic tote:

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They quickly outgrew the tote and by the second week they took over the shower stall:

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It was such a wonderfully warm day yesterday that we decided to take the girls outside to see how they would do.

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After just a few minutes of looking around and investigating, they soon felt right at home and began pecking and scratching their food. When we brought the dogs over to meet them, there were a few tense moments but after awhile everyone seemed to get along.

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Our girls have been handled a lot by the kids and seem to love the attention and constantly perk up and have no problem hopping into a hand or climbing up an arm.

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We also built their run.  It took most of the day for me and two of the kids to construct the frame and get it to work the way we wanted it to work.

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But by the end of the day, it was all put together, anchored down and ready for chicks.

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Except the chicks jump right through the fencing for now.  But that’s ok, because when we were done, the chicks came back inside to their shower stall for a warm, cozy, and safe night.  They are still too young to stay outside all the time anyway, so for now on warm days, we will let them go outside and explore their new world.

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