Well it was time…
We have been keeping the baby chicks in the garage but it just wasn’t working anymore. They are wanting to roost and fly out. After awhile the chicks all get a bit skittish and they were getting stressed every time we went out to the garage. Hubby and son Karl gave the chicken house a good spring cleaning and out they went.
We took the tote that they have been in.
You can see the hole we cut in the tote at the bottom left hand corner. The opening is small so the hens can’t get in. Ideally we would like to be able to keep each in their own pen but our hen house is too small for that. We have done this a couple times and it seems to work.
Nevertheless, the chicks are still very scared in their new environment.
The hens have been good so far and have left the chicks alone. They are all more concerned about eating…
I feel a little sad for them heading out into the big world of the chicken house but before long, they will be acclimated and happy. Baby chicks are one of those animals that should just stay little forever….but I guess that wouldn’t bring any eggs then would it?