The past couple of days have been cold, windy, and cloudy. Consequently, I have been a bit unwilling to let the baby chicks out in the yard. Wednesday was cloudless and warm and a great day to make backyard introductions.
At first we kept them in the smaller black pen inside the larger pen area so the big girls could get used to them. Basically they just ignored each other. We took the babies out and they all ran to the corner of the pen together. The two sets of chickens kept their distance from each other.
Finally, Red approached them. Gave one a quick peck and walked away.
Then Esther joined in.
Soon, all seemed to be getting along well together. Occasionally one of the older girls would give a quick peck and walk away, but for the most part things went well.
After spending some time wandering around the pen, the babies found their way into the coop for a break.
The next few days are going to be quite warm so there will be lots of outside time for the babies. They are growing so quickly. I am more then ready for them to be outside.