Tag: baby chickens

Surprise It’s Fall!

I blinked and it is already fall. I don’t know what it is… being so busy, this virus throwing things a little wonky, or just the fact that every year seems to go by faster and faster… but a friend of mine texted me today to say Happy First Day of Fall and I was like “whoa it is already fall”! How did that … Read More Surprise It’s Fall!

Growing and Learning

I said in my last post I would post about our chicken run we built for the baby chicks to be outside in, yet safe from predators like hawks. And it works we have had a hawk try to get them in here without success. We have also used it to separate chickens as needed like when they are minor sick or injured. Keeps them outside … Read More Growing and Learning

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Introducing….

I know I have been gone for a long time. Had a lot going on, but not much blog worthy. A couple weeks ago I was at our family friends house and my friends dad presented me with the new little cuties…. So introducing our 8 new baby chicks. So if I sexed them correct we have 1 boy and 7 girls… This is … Read More Introducing….

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Officially with the Big Girls

The baby’s are officially out with the big girls all the time. They are still in their own area of the coop and protected by a fence. If I didn’t the adolescents and some of the white ones try to beat them up and they are still pretty small compared to the bigger girls. Hopefully by September they will be fully incorporated. So far … Read More Officially with the Big Girls

Then and Now

I thought I would share the photos of the two new sets of birds we got this year. I have been looking back at them over the last few months. Remember these 4? Then they grew some… This is them now 🙂 All incorporated into the big flock. They are still learning the ropes and finding their place, but they have been out for the … Read More Then and Now

Baby Chicks Days Out

Our youngest chicks are now a month old and we have taken them out a couple times into the yard in a protected area for some grass play time when it is warm enough. Their play time was cut short today by a thunderstorm, but they seemed to enjoy the time they had. They had been playing out of their pen under a heat … Read More Baby Chicks Days Out

Chickens are like potato chips…

You can’t eat just 1 or 2 or 5 or 10 or more -or- in this case can’t just have 5 or 10 or 20 or more… And with that in mind meet our newest baby chicks… Yes we just got 4 more about 2+ months ago, but one turned out to be a rooster (more on that later), we lost one of our buffs on Easter, and I … Read More Chickens are like potato chips…

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Chick Adventures

The baby chicks have been getting out more now that it is warm enough and are learning many new things. Sometimes they learn together… And other times one or two will get brave and venture a little further solo before running back to the group… But they are never to far from me yet… Because Chase will herd them back if they do go … Read More Chick Adventures

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Growing babies

Its been a fun experience so far with these girls. Each batch of chicks we have had has been slightly different in the way they interact with us, interact with each other, and depending the season how much they get out and how early. These girls like to pair up a lot. But which two are together usually depends on situation and who is … Read More Growing babies

Chase and Chicks

The baby chicks went out to play again today as it was warm and nice enough. Chase came out too as he has been really good with them inside, so we watched him around them outdoors. He is used to baby chicks as this isn’t our first rodeo with chicks, but we always watch the boys with them anyways. Today Chase showed he is … Read More Chase and Chicks

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Guess What…

We got new baby chicks… (yes mom we did 😉 ) It wasn’t planned really as we thought we were done for a while with chickens, but these girls are addictive. A friend of ours at church was getting some and offered to add to his order because he was getting a kind I always wanted… Ameraucana ‘s 🙂 So meet our three girls … Read More Guess What…

Round em’ up…

Our baby chicks are getting big and are out in the big coop with the big girls full time now. At first we had to teach the babies to go into the coop each night. In order to do this hubby, our dog Chase, and I had to basically “herd” them in each night. After a few nights of “herding”, one night we went … Read More Round em’ up…