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Here's our pair of Rhode Island Reds. Danny & Little Jerry Seinfeld

Here’s our pair of Rhode Island Reds. Danny & Little Jerry Seinfeld

Last month we adopted 6 chicks. It was an uncharacteristically-spontaneous decision, but one we are all so happy we made. We absolutely adore our little feathered friends!

They quickly outgrew their original “container” and started flying out, not seeming to need the heat lamp anymore.

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(To see more pics of the little fuzzies in their early days, click here.)

As soon as the Spring weather warmed up a bit, we set up their coop and moved them outdoors.

The coop was purchased at Tractor Supply, in case you were wondering. It was a fun family project to putting it together!

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They are now 6 – 7 weeks old and it amazes me how fast they have grown. They were pretty much fully-feathered when we moved them out of our house and into their own. 

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They seem to really like their new home.

We kept them inside their new coop for one week before we let them explore a little bit out in the yard.

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Danny, here, is our only presumed Rooster. Look at that comb on his head!

 

My 8 year old really loves letting the chickens out to play. 😉

 

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He calls himself the "Chicken Whisperer". He really has a way with them and he's excellent at herding them back into the coop!

He calls himself the “Chicken Whisperer”. He really has a way with them and he’s excellent at herding them back into the coop!

 

chickens 9Besides our 2 RIR’s, all of the chickens have proved to look most like Red Stars, except this one, named Roadrunner.  She is staying much lighter than the rest and we are still trying to figure out which breed she may be.

If you happen to know, please do tell!!

So, that’s all folks!

 

P.S. I look forward to updating you soon on the benefits of raising chickens for a more sustainable lifestyle!

 

 

 

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