Thursday, August 11, 2011

Venturing Out

The young chickens were moved to the pasture recently, to their new Hen-a-bago home. We put fresh food and water outside of their door and then opened the ramp to the outside. There was a long hesitation among many of the chickens, particularly the Partridge Rocks.

The Rhode Island Reds were the first to leave the Hen-a-bago. There was a mix of scrambling down the ramp, tumbling off the side of the ramp, and launching themselves from the doorway out into the yard, flying for a brief moment.

The Partridge Rocks took a few steps out, and then would return, peeking out of the doorway, watching the Rhode Island Reds bravely venture into the new world.

Eventually, most of the young chickens made it out of the door and found the food and water.

Some chickens stayed inside and tried out the new roost.

We posted this video on our Facebook page, but just in case you missed it, we wanted to share it here too!
This is a video of the chicks in their new home.

1 comment:

  1. Those chickens look pretty happy with their new home and gardens!