So the baby girls had their first day out in wide open spaces yesterday. At first they stayed close to their chicken tractor…
But eventually they took off testing their wings and exploring…
At one point something must have scared them as the crowed back towards the fence…
But eventually they just had fun exploring, under hubbys and my close observation.
This is our third time letting a group of chicks out to explore and we learned it is best done when you have two or more people to help keep an eye on your chicks and to keep an eye out for predators as girls this size are still easy bait. You also have to watch out for the older chickens in your flock. If they want to the big ladies will pick on the younger birds. We haven’t had too much of a problem with this since the big ladies are used to the young chicks in the chicken tractor.
We usually let them out in the afternoon or early evening after hubby has gotten home so we can watch them together. They still spend the majority of the day in the chicken tractor. As they get older and bigger they will get more time out in the great outdoors “free”.
It’s amazing how fast they grow and I love to hear them talking and singing. The singing is how I get my young ones to come to me.
Funny how each chicken keeper has their own call for their chickens. We just call “here girls” and they come running thinking we have food.;) I also love listening to them talk it’s cute 🙂
In our neck of the woods some of the funniest animal calling is bear hunters call for their dogs. Whoops, whistles, bawls, bell ringing, and most of it’s hysterically funny!!
That does sound like a crazy funny time. Thanks for sharing. Glad to see you back blogging. Hope things are well with you and your family. 🙂