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Welcome to the Real World (5 weeks)

Blackbird 5-11-11Strawberry Sally 5-11-11Chicken Dolly 5-11-11Blackbird and her petChåteau Poulet almost finishedChickies in the roost
Chickies in the roostSpeedy DollyNot as graceful (Blackbird)Walking up the ladder (Strawberry Sally)Watermelon and corn scrapsRun
CautiousRoost to runLaying box and roostChickies in GardenHawklikeInvestigating the garden - 5 weeks old

With 2 days of 80s, we felt it was warm enough to bring our giant chicks outside. It did snow 8 days ago…so this feels good. Besides, the coop has a door on it now!

The birds love scratching in the dirt, eating worms we’ve found them, and generally just pecking around — together. If one wanders off, she quickly gets scared and starts chirping for her flockmates.

I think they are still in shock at this great, big world. Remember, they’d never seen the sun before or touched the earth, or foraged for a box elder bug.