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Baby chick moving day

palace of chick nesting

cute chick close up number 9

We both feel a lot better now that the new chick and her mom have the whole 2nd half of the chicken pasture all to themselves.

The day's lesson in foraging started as soon as they got over the shock of the short move to their new zipcode.

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Looks like great digs that they will be quite happy in!

We have two chicks right now. It was the hen's first hatching. Michael only penned her up with the new nest for a day then though he could let her roam freely, so she lost most of her hatch. But it's good anyhow as we already have an egg surplus.


Comment by Faith Fri May 21 23:41:21 2010
There sure is a lot to learn to make a broody hen hatch succeed, but I think we're both on the right track! Next time, we'll be overflowing with chicks.
Comment by anna Sat May 22 09:50:58 2010

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