Jackie and Lisa had a very exciting day yesterday: They had their very first outdoor experience.
The chicks have been getting pretty rowdy in their brooder box lately--knocking over their feeder and filling their water with shavings--so we thought they could use a change of scenery. We brought them outside while we were both working in the backyard.
Jackie and Lisa spent a few hours hanging out in an improvised chick playpen--just a circle of wire set on the ground under the deck. They really seemed to have a good time, pecking around, picking at the grass and weeds and enjoying the sunny day. I even made a little video of the occasion, because I knew you'd all want to see them in action. (Ahem.)
Jackie & Lisa's First Day Out from Audrey on Vimeo.
It was great to see how much the chicks enjoyed being outside. It seems like they will be ready to go outside for good, or at least for longer stretches, in just a couple of weeks. Luckily, Dakota is hard at work on their coop and run, and it's coming together nicely. Here he is yesterday placing the posts.