June 5, 2016

Chicks Getting Bigger at Five Weeks Old Need Bigger Cage

Chick
Red X chick 5 weeks old
All the chicks are growing up strong and healthy.  They were kept in their wooden nursery for about 4 weeks and then the weather warmed up to around 28 Celsius for a week.

Chick Cage
Chicks in Playpen (inside on a rainy day)
We put them outside in a small pet cage one day for a couple hours, then the next day they spent half a day outdoors and now they are outside for most of the day.  They love to look for insects on the ground and chase mosquitoes.  The full grown hens have tried to peck at them between the cage wires, but the chicks are well protected.  I'm hoping they are getting a little used to each other.  We bring the chicks back into their wooden nursery for the night and they make hardly a peep.
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