Me too! I always hear this stage referred to as the akward adolescent stage but I thought mine were just as adorable as ever! They were easier to hold then too and more friendly than when they were tiny chicks. Now that they're all grown up, I have even more fun with them and they keep me so much company! Sometimes Tillie has a lot she needs to tell me about her day. She's a busy girl.As much as I love fuzzie little peeps, I love, love, love this stage in raising chickens!
They look like miniature chickens.
I'm about to build a bigger coop and looking at yours is giving me pause. Would you, or someone, please explain some of the requirements? ex. Why iare nesting boxes built with slanting tops? what is the ideal height for a roasting bar? and does bar need anything around it in a rather open space? Two of my princesses flew up and slept in then garage rafters last night. They often huddle back in the dark corners of the garage in the day. what's that about?Nate said:And also them roosting early this morning!
yeow! so much to learn! thank you. I had panned on an earth " floor". with deep straw, with the idea that I could just add straw until spring, then rake it all out and start again, once or twice a year. bad idea then?Nate said:And my chickens love alfalfa hay and greens are good for them! But I don't put straw hay near them because its hard to digest!