Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jack Sparrow Moves

A few weeks ago I introduced you to D3's baby chicks. I also told you about the one named Jack Sparrow And his great love of books. The chicks are getting bigger everyday.

"Look. It's that obnoxious lady with a camera."

"We're hiding. You don't see us."
As you can see, the box was growing too small for Jack Sparrow and company. They were moved to a portable chicken pen in our front yard. They hid in the enclosed part for a few hours before venturing out. They didn't know what the wire mesh was, so they'd run full force into it and bounce off. They soon learned that it was a boundary and nobody was hurt. Then they discovered grass and bugs and  the wonderful world of being a chicken. And I just discovered a run-on sentence. And-and-and-and...

It has wheels on the back so it can be moved around when they get bigger.

Not a great photo, but I wanted you to see what a good space it is for them.

I'm not sure how Jack will  get to read anymore books while in the pen, but I wouldn't put it past my daughter to read to them!

12 comments:

  1. that is so sweet. the beginning of their lives as real chickens... [sniff, sniff]

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  2. I love your chicken tractor. I think it looks wonderful. Lovely little guys.

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  3. They are adorable! And I bet she will read to them! And they will LOVE it!

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  4. I miss having chickens, too many coyotes in my neighbor hood now. Still love 'em. Thanks for posting your pics.

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  5. A great little invention, that house. At breakfast on the farm we learned that cows produce more milk when music is played in the barn. Maybe chickens lay more eggs if read to?

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  6. Sweet little guys/girls. I know you will be glad to get some fresh eggs.

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  7. Those little chicks are too cute. What a neat little house on wheel...

    It reminds me of when I was young. My day always got small chickens in the spring and I was allowed to pick one and give it a name. Sadly in the late fall they were made into stew. Times were hard.

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  8. Haha, look at all their little pencil-necks in the second picture! I can just hear their little alarm-trills. Ahh, chick dust. I imagine you're eager to get them out in the yard as soon as possible. The joy of chickies!

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  9. I am getting ready to build a chicken tractor also. I love your design. The chicks look very happy.

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  10. I've seen more chickens and chicken coops in blog land! Takes me back to my childhood when my Mamaw had chickens in the old timey "coops". I loved the little baby chicks...my fave being the little black ones amidst a sea of yellow!!! ;-)

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  11. Great idea to put the pen on wheels! Has the fox figured it out yet? It just all brought to mind a Foghorn Leghorn Looney Tunes moment for me!

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