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Monday, April 11, 2011

Four Frolicking Friends: the Chicks' First Day Out

Is there anything cuter than Lucy-Poo?

On Sunday, the high hit 80 degrees. The chicks should be at 80 degrees by this Wednesday, so we figured we could take them out for a few minutes at least.

If you're thinking about getting chicks, an important fact to know is that their first week of life requires a temperature around 95. Each passing week, the temperature should be lowered 5 degrees. We're hoping our chicks' needs meet the outside temperature more regularly soon. After seeing how much fun they had finding worms, scratching, and flying around, it's a little sad to see them stuck in their brooder. Today, having them play around inside on towels didn't feel quite the same!

Here'a a few pics of their first day in their more natural habitat:
Rita isn't sure about this whole grass thing.

Rita, ready for the roughage now
Four frolicking friends

Lucy and Prudence

Her first mouth full of worm. Ew?


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  2. Major weird autocorrects...sorry about that!
    What I was trying to say is:
    Aren't chicks the most adorable little things that you have ever seen! I am jealous of your 80 degrees, we are still in the mid-50s. Have a great day, come see our little chicks sometime!

  3. You are in MA, right? We're here in Wisconsin; one 80 degree day, and we're plummeting back to the 40s tomorrow! Boo. The chickens are going to be unhappy about that. I love your blog, by the way!