Tuesday, May 19, 2009

They're Out!

Today was the big day! I got up early this morning to attach the chicken wire and put on the finishing touches to our portable chicken coop. Then my sons and I manhandled it out of the basement (it just fit through the bilco doors!) and out into the yard.

We put the six red broilers into the coop part and then we waited. One brave chicken stepped out onto the grass, but the rest seemed to have no desire to explore their brave new world. What can I say? They were all chicken!
I called home during lunch and was told that they still hadn't ventured out enough to get any water or food. But as we were talking, one of them found the food and I guess good news travels fast since it wasn't long before all six were out and fighting over lunch.

I am hoping that by the time I get home from work, they will have settled into becoming regular pastured poultry!



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