Saturday, 17 April 2010

Bathing Beauties

The chicks are 5 weeks old now, and today we let them out of the Eglu run into a secuirely netted area.   The netting, by necessity, also covers the top of the open area: (a) so the chicks can't get out by leaping on the Eglu and (b) to stop the cats having a chicken takeaway.

One of the first things the chicks did was to make a dustbath, all 8 of them trying to dustbath in the same spot.

It's sooooooo sweet.
It's really warm today, no wind either. We might try turning the electric hen off tonight, as a start to weaning them off-heat completely.

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