Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Babies and the Cube

Yesterday morning, Tuesday,  was a bit nippy so we delayed putting the chicks out until nearly midday.   We then put them in the back of the Cube, a few at a time, until all 33 were in.   Left them there for a few minutes, and eventually opened the pop hole to let them out.

A few heads peeped out as soon as the pophole was open.  Eventually one of the black chicks descended the ladder - part way, before going back up again.  And then they gradually started to come out.

Some climbed most of the way down,  some flew from the pop hole.   Some climbed back up again.

Later, I put a lettuce at the top of the ladder to encourage them to climb it.  That worked really well.

And later still, I opened the door to the run and let them out....
They really do run that fast, and flap their wings that much


  1. Blimey! Fast flappers!

    They are so cute!

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Wow, that's one full cube!

  3. It is full Alexis...but don't worry, it's only for another 3 weeks, then they'll be moved to two coops on our allotment.