The new chicks are 3 weeks old now and just full of fluff and feathers. They are growing like weeds and already seem to have their own personalities. It was nice enough today to have a “chicks day out”. I put them in one of our large dog crates where they could get some fresh air and still be safe.
They had a great day, pecking at the ground, and watching the big world outside.
And, they even practiced roosting for the first time.
And best of all, they got a special treat, tomatoes, parsley and bread crumbs.
While the chicks were enjoying their day, Jeff and my nephew Myles were working on the coop renovations. Jeff had pulled all the warped and rotting floorboards up, filled in the hole underneath and sealed up the cracks in the foundation. He and Myles worked to lay down the new flooring in the coop.
There is much more work that I want to eventually get done, but for now we are trying to do just what is necessary. The chicks are growing like crazy and I want to make sure that they have a good, safe home when they are ready to move out to the coop.
And….as usual……we had our alpaca supervisors watching over the coop remodel. Today, it was Renegade, Frisco, Weston and The Dash.
Watch for my next post on the chicks and our progress on their coop.