Our little chicks have been quite a delight! When we bought this container to get started, it was perfect as they were so small! Now they were getting to the point of needing more room; so Jerry built a new little pen for them in the garage. I have to say as attached as I am to them, I'm glad to have them out of my living room as the dust was everywhere!
As we were moving them out, we let Elvis meet them. He was just curious and did really well with them. They just sat there and let him, lol.
We used some moving blankets that we had to cover the new pen as it helped to keep the heat in. We also have the heat lamp on since it's not as warm just yet outside. Good thing because yesterday we had snow!! (April 23rd)
Jerry used 2 x 4's to make the pen and attached chicken wire to it. Then we turned the metal tub sideways that they were in previously for extra shelter and comfort. We put wood chips on the bottom of the pen.
They were happy to have more room to move around and I am convinced they are getting bigger and bigger every day! ;-)
They are such sweethearts and so very curious about their surroundings! I talk to them and we hold them every day.
It's funny, I never thought I would have chickens! ;-) But I am enjoying the process of raising them.
This one is one of my favorites, she's a little different color than the others and so very sweet!
Jerry made a door on top for easy access for cleaning the pen and feeding them. My friend's husband Sam gave him a hand but sadly I lost all the pictures of the process. :-( Other pictures too, so not sure what happened.
Jerry put on a simple door hook to hold the top up when we need to get in there. He just attached it to the wall in the garage and top of door on pen. He has a variety of odds and ends in his tool boxes. Always says to me that you never know when you might need something.....
This is my girl that is so tame! Just love her!!
She just curls up contently right with you...
This is another little girl....a little feistier! LOL Well I can say we hope they are all hens and no roosters!!!
We keep the heat lamp on all the time and we use a thermometer still to regulate the heat. So far they are doing really well! It gives them a lot more room to move around.
Good morning girls!! :-) I love calling to them and they all run out towards my voice.
We open the side door in the garage while we are there to supervise and they like to look out and watch the dogs and look out into the yard. They are very curious and observant!
In about another month or so as it gets warmer they will be heading out to the new chicken coop and run :-) Jerry is also building that soon and I will post more as we get it started.
Ending with a few quotes to enjoy! Have a fabulous week and enjoy the warmer weather!! Spring is finally here!
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us" Joseph Campbell
"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now" Napoleon Hill