Chickens and Chicken Coops (Chick Stuff)

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The “chicks” are in their awkward stage now.   They are 6 weeks old.  
Mark and I decided to let them play out in the grass for a while this past weekend.  They need to get aquainted with their environment.  This is the first time they’ve touched the grass.  They peeped and squeaked for a bit before they settled down and realized they were going to be okay.  

The chicks love Mark.   I suppose he is like their mother now because he feeds them and checks on them up to three or four times a day.  

The coop foundation is set, and now we’re starting to build.   They’re going to love having more fresh air and room to raom.

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Sean Junior enjoys perching.  I’m told by several online chicken sources that he is definitely a rooster.  Seeing he is the smallest and the most hen pecked, I’m still wondering if there is a possibility he is a she.  I’m hoping.  Does it look like a rooster to you?

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The Rhode Island Red, Lucille, seems to be their leader.  I hope Lucille isn’t a Louie.  I’ll be so disappointed.

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I think we should have a chicken coop raising party!  Sounds like a good excuse to cook something fun.  I don’t think fried chicken would be politically correct, so I’m thinking a slow roasted Cuban pork shoulder!

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5 thoughts on “Chickens and Chicken Coops (Chick Stuff)

  1. those chicks are sure growing fast. They will love their new coop. More room. Is that a touch of red on Lucille’s head? How do you tell? Hope she is a she. Looks like Mark is working hard building that coop. How many new hens will you get if she is a rooster?

  2. I mentioned it to my husband that “wouldn’t it be kind of sweet to have a few chickens..” and he just looked at me and said “eggs are cheap”. … so I guess that’s not a “no way”.. I might have to work this slowly. .. Your chicks are sooo cute!!!! Sean Jr. looks like the others as far as I can tell. I once watched a show on “sexing chicks”… it was odd.

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