Our baby chicks are growing and as you know from my last post are able to regulate their body temperature enough where they can be out in the yard on nice warm days.
As you can see from the above photo when they go outside they are placed in our newly built chicken tractor so they are safe to explore and birds or other things can’t get to them.
At first they were very timid and huddled together when they went out. But now they jump, run around, explore, peck at the grass, and act almost like a big chicken would.
Its really funny to watch them fight over spaces even though they have a big chicken tractor to be in. Their favorite space is a laying box we put in there for them to get used to.
This white baby chick thinks she rules the roost sometimes…
But she usually gets pushed out of the box after a while.
They are also learning to use a big girl water feeder…
They got used to that pretty fast.
For the most part the big chickens ignore the baby’s in their pen. Maybe because I haven’t planted my garden yet so they get to go into that to scratch in during the day…
Still they are pretty close together, yet enjoying their own unique spaces I guess.
The baby chicks just enjoy each day they get to be out and right now they are fast asleep back inside and in their heat lamp area. Night Night baby chicks 🙂
They look great. About the same size as my three girls. Pretty sure one is actually a boy. Well, cross that bridge when I’m sure. Have fun.
I hope they are all girls. The rosters are difficult when you don’t need them. What kind of chickens do you have?