Thursday, December 24, 2009

Elbow room.

The chicken playroom. Ok, it's not a lot more room, but they can entertain themselves by climbing into the brooder box where the turkeys were, and hopping up on shelves and boxes and things (which chickens seem to like to do when they get the chance). Just a bit of extra space so they don't start getting grumpy and picking on each other. I hung a big shoplight in there on a timer to run from 7 am to 7pm, and put up a smaller fluorescent plant light as a night light so they can find their way back to their roosts after the big light goes off.

I scattered some scratch around to encourage them to explore. The new little red hen was the only one who took me up on it, the rest are all staring suspiciously.

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