Sunday, May 27, 2012

An Outing for the Chicks

Haven't they grown?  Oh my gosh!  This morning we moved the girls and their brooder box to the garage where they will stay until the hen house is completed and the evenings are a bit warmer.

The outside chicken run is pretty much done now except for adding the tin roof and maybe a few more nails all around.  We took the girls outside for about 2 hours today and at first they weren't too sure about their new surroundings.  But, eventually they started investigating the entire run.

They enjoyed pecking at the small rocks and looking for bugs in the dirt.

Here you can see just a bit of their hen house which still needs sides, a roof, door and pull down clean-out door and of course a ramp.  With a lot of luck we may just get that done tomorrow.

I'm thinking that it will still be another two weeks or so before we let them spend the night in their hen house. 

It was so nice to get our bathroom back and I immediately disinfected the whole thing!  Yes, I'm a bit of a clean freak!!

Oh, in case you're wondering - their names are Lucy, Ethel, Cluckie, Mildred and Gertrude!

As for knitting - there hasn't been any!  But, I did order a ton of sock yarn in solid colors and hope to start designing some fun socks very, very soon.


Heather J said...

Love the names. They are going to be happy in their new digs!

Caffeine Girl said...

I love the names, too. But can you tell them apart?