Monday, June 19, 2006

Chickens: T+2 Weeks

The chicks have survived their first two weeks in our home. We have upgraded their accommodations to this chicken cage, which is designed to hold up to four laying hens in factory farm comfort, but provides a decent amount of space for four pullets.

The chicks are growing rapidly--they're already the size of robins and eat an amazing amount of food. They can fly well enough to get on top of the cage if they are outside of it.

Once they're a little bigger we'll move them off the screen porch and make them a pen so they can go in and out of their cage. This cage should be sufficient for them until such time as I can make a proper chicken house and enclosure.


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