Saturday, March 25, 2006

Chickens first dust bath

Today the little chickens were moved from the nursery pen over to the poultry run. Before we let them loose we clipped one wing, as this lot tend to get excited and fly a bit.

First thing they did was start dirt bathing and were they enjoying themselves. I was sitting there watching them for awhile.

On dusk I'll collect them and pop them into their box and into the shed for their own safety at night. Still too little to be penned up with the chook all the time as I am sure they older chooks will take great pleasure in picking on the babies. Also if there is a cooler night, I would be worried they were not warm enough.

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