The Chickens Have Left the Building!

No worries.  I didn’t get rid of the girls.  I just finally got them out of my house and into their new home! Technically, this happened more than a week ago, but you know how life gets, especially with out of town guests and an impromptu beach vacation!

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First day in the run, checking out their first offering of scraps

They seem to really enjoy roaming around in their chicken yard, and we’re trying to get them interested in kitchen scraps.  They still seem to enjoy the food, more, so I don’t know if we just haven’t found a food they like or what.  We’ll keep trying, though!

Enjoying some shade under the coop

Enjoying some shade under the coop

They really seem to enjoy the area under their coop, and run under there whenever they hear a loud noise. However, as of yesterday, they have started going back into their coop on their own at night, which has made our bed time routine much easier! Before, they went under there at night and we had to crawl in and move them into the coop.  Not fun.

We’d eventually love to give them a chance to free range in our yard, but our puppy, Scout, has got to learn first that they are not toys.  As you can see, she’s very, very interested!

First day in the run, Scout wants in, too!

First day in the run, Scout wants in, too!

Scout still wants in, today! But she's happy just watching.

Scout still wants in, today! But she’s happy just watching.

Until then, they can enjoy the grass in their separate yards. We also hope to make a second, mobile run soon, so that we can put all of their pecking and scratching to use for us in our future (and current) garden beds.

And…one more picture of the ladies doing their typical activities in the run, just for your enjoyment!

They still don't care for the scraps.  Hmm...

They still don’t care for the scraps. Hmm…

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