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The Nitty Gritty => Pens and Cages => Topic started by: Peacerose on July 19, 2016, 01:03:58 PM

Title: New Buckeye Pen
Post by: Peacerose on July 19, 2016, 01:03:58 PM
FINALLY - my husband and son moved the buckeye pen to the new location.  It is very shady in this spot.  Nice and cool compared to the quail porch.  The roof is made of corrogated barn tin screwed together.  It will leak in a hard rain but it would take a grizzly bear to tear it open.  The thing the nest buckets are on is the inside of an old fridge.  The chickens can go in there to get out of the wind. 

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/geraniumlady/buckeyepen071816_zpsrwoddtfq.jpg)

We moved all the Buckeyes and the four White Cornish into the pen yesterday evening.  None of the chicks had been outside before.   So they were in shock but I think they like their new home.   
Title: Re: New Buckeye Pen
Post by: LittleBit on July 24, 2016, 06:38:03 AM
I like it!!!!! Aren't they funny the 1st day out......they even walk like they are walking on egg shells...... :)
Title: Re: New Buckeye Pen
Post by: Peacerose on July 25, 2016, 05:14:52 PM
It's true!  I'm glad for all the interesting things I learned by having them in the bird house, but it is a RELIEF to have them back outside.    All are doing well.  They are very busy scratching up the dirt in the pen.  They are not sleeping on the roost yet.  I guess I'll have to bribe them with mealworms.