Today was moving day for the Freedom Rangers. They’ve been with us for four weeks now and things in the brooder were getting a bit crowded. Now that they have feathers they can move outside to their new digs.
Hannah moved the 50 chickens into the dog kennel in two batches and transported them down to their new house and run.
One by one she popped them into their new space.
Here’s the first half of the birds getting familiar with their new digs.
Paul built this new house for the Freedom Rangers. He used left over soffit material donated by a neighbor to side the building. The neat thing is that it’s got lots of ventilation. The house connects onto the fully enclosed wire run we made for meat birds last year.
A Freedom Ranger hen checking me out. They’re not entirely sure what to do with all this extra space.
The nights are still a bit cool, so for the time being we’ll give the chickens a little extra warmth at night with a heat lamp. The happy little glow makes things look cozy at the end of a long day for the little chickens.
Next on the to do list is to fence in a bit of the surrounding yard for the chickens to explore during the daytime.