Adventures for Baby Chicks

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.

Chick pen

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.

chick pen white

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.

Chick pen 2

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.

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This white baby chick thinks she rules the roost sometimes…

chicks box

But she usually gets pushed out of the box after a while.

chicks box2

They are also learning to use a big girl water feeder…

Chick water

They got used to that pretty fast.

Chicks water

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…

Big Chicks

Still they are pretty close together, yet enjoying their own unique spaces I guess.

Chick yard

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 🙂

 

 

Happy 4th Birthday Chase!

Today Chase our youngest pup turns 4!

Chase smile

I can’t believe we have already had him for 4 years (well minus 3 months 😉 )

Chase snow

I wanted to make a list of all the things I love about Chase, but that would be one long blog. So I will focus on a few important ones.

Chase n the chicks

First he is a love bug 🙂 He always wants to be petted, loved on, kissed, and hugged. He always wants to be by your side.

Chase love

Second, he is such a happy pup. Always smiling and making you smile.

Chase face

Third he is a bundle of energy. It’s hard to sit still when he is up. From the moment he gets up until he naps or goes to bed he is on the go. Playing with his toys, playing fetch, running like a mad man all over the yard or house, or keeping a lookout for intruders from the front windows.

Chase run

Fourth, he loves every one he meets. He is anxious for attention, is a great host, and pays close attention to his guests needs.

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Fifth, he loves to spend time with his family. Whether it is a ride in the truck, a family vacation, a hike in the woods, or a simple trip to the park. He is up for anything.

Chase truck

Finally, he sleeps in the cutest positions. Sometimes it’s all curled up in a ball on his bed, other times in sprawled out on the wood floor, but I love it when he sleeps with his head hanging over the chair.

Chase sleep

So, Happy Birthday Chase, Mommy and Daddy love you 🙂

Shaping up…

It’s shaping up to be the first HOT day of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chickens are getting ready by keeping hydrated…

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dogs are enjoying what is left of the cool grass…

Baxter in the grass, my dad in the background behind one of the new (well old) tractors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My husband and I are off to run errands. I thought I would leave you today with a couple of pictures of the tractors my husband bought over the weekend (see yesterdays post https://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/look-what-my-h…d-brought-home/).