Sunday, September 26, 2010

New home for the chicks

Snap and Crackle were outgrowing the crate we had them in.  It was well past time to put them in the coop with the rest of the chickens so they could learn they weren't humans.

But first I had to give the chicken coop a long-overdue cleaning... well as set up the little cage within the coop for the babies.

A little elbow grease, and the floor was clean.

Some fresh straw...

And things started to get downright cozy.

At least our rooster thought so!

Naturally Snap and Crackle looked a bit bewildered in their new home...

...but they soon adapted. They have their own heat lamp so they're warm and toasty. And it's nice to get them out of the house!


  1. Good work on that cleanup. See! I knew you're only in it for the glamor!

    We had neighbors over last night (for wild mushroom supper!) and I got a real chuckle out of their stories about one of their chickens that had required some hands-on care as a chick. It now is so attached to the husband that every time he goes out to tend to the critters or take a stroll around their lake and field, this (now grown chicken) follows him around like a puppy and insists on being picked up and petted. lol He can often be seen walking around the place carrying it. Too funny.

    A. McSp

  2. I know this doesn't match the post, but I saw this and thought you might be interested.

  3. As cute a little chicks are, they get stinky and unpleasant to have inside...I speak from experience. LOL