Week 4: Out on pasture
turned off the
chicks' light when
they reached a month old. With our insulated
brooder box, we
probably could have taken away their heat earlier, but the weather
turned chilly and we had to go out of town for a few days, so we waited.
When we opened the door
of the coop to let our cockerels out for the first time, the chicks
weren't quite sure what to think. What was this big world?
Was it safe?
There was a lot of
scurrying in and out for a few minutes, and I remembered why "chicken"
is a synonym for "coward."
But before we knew it,
they were dustbathing, sunning, pecking, and scratching. Chicken
Check out our homemade chicken waterer, the other way to keep your chicken coop or tractor clean.
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