The run is probably four or five times as big as their brooder box, and they really loved the extra space. Jackie and Lisa are getting so big, and their brooder is starting to feel a bit cramped. In fact, the other morning, Jackie tried to jump out of the brooder when I was changing their water.
There's not much inside the run at the moment, but they seemed to enjoy just scratching around in the dirt. Once they move in permanently, we'll put some perches and logs in there to keep Jackie and Lisa entertained. Here they are in another wildly exciting chicken video.
Jackie & Lisa in the New Run from Audrey on Vimeo.
The chicken area is really looking great, and I'm excited to move the chickens outside permanently in another couple of weeks. The only work left to do on the run is to install the door and add some boards on the lower part of the run to prevent raccoon attacks. Then we have to set the coop up and attach it to the run.
I have already discovered that I really like just sitting and watching Jackie and Lisa wander around and do their chicken thing. For some reason, I find it very relaxing.