Monday, August 10, 2009

More Mixing Pics

As you know from the last post, we mixed our younger chickens with our older ones. I was very surprised at whow smoothly the whole thing went. Usually, when you mix chickens there is a huge battle to establish the pecking order. In our case, there were only a few curious pecks and glances.
Here is Hillary checking if the coast is clear.Aretha was the first chicken to venture out into the aviary.
Aretha with big, bad Richie. He looks pretty small in this picture which would not make him happy, I am sure.
Uh oh, big, bad Richie gets into the coop and inspects the younger chickens.
Aretha standing proudly because she figured out the roosting system.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mixing the Chicks~

The younger chickens have been growing a lot lately, and we decided it was time to move them in with the older chickens. My sister and I stayed in the aviary for awhile with them in case there was any trouble.
Pictured above is Eleanor, a Barred Rock.
Jackie and Rosalynn are behind Eleanor..
Looking out of the coop door to the aviary outside.Rosalynn
Checking out the new feed.
I'll try and post more pictures tomorrow.