Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chicken Update

Well, our little science fair chicks are quickly replacing that chick fluff with feathers. They aren't cute anymore. As a matter of fact, what they are doing to the floor of that little coop is downright UGLY! Mercy, these babies can produce - and it ain't eggs! I'm still not sure what we are doing with them. They can sure make a mess, they root around and poop in their food and water, and they are starting to stink. Once they are outside it won't be so bad. The coop has to stay in the garage until things warm up around here. We let them free-range in the yard a bit one day, but it has been really cold lately. Technically I think they are really supposed to spend the 1st 6 weeks with the heat lamp, but I don't know if I can handle them in the garage for that long. We put up a roost and they seem to really enjoy it, they just look like they are ready to get out and scratch in the grass. I think they are getting ansy in the confined space they are in.

3 comments:

mama4x said...

We got 9 chicks! Ours right now are fluffy and cute, soon enough they will be long-necked and scrawny-looking. They def. are, uh, fragrant! Ours too are in the garage until it's warmed up here. They were initially in the spare bathroom but the smell was too much too quick and I didn't want it spreading. Can't wait for eggs!!

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Erin said...

I still agree with Nana... Need to just find a good way to cook them =P