Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Girls Gone Wild...(in the garden)

Yesterday was a big day for our 6 week old girls and Perry (8 week old Golden Polish).  Perry is in the picture on the left.  She was our free exotic chick with our first order from McMurray Hatchery.  I have a soft spot for her.  She is so gentle and so much fun to watch.



We have been waiting to give them some time in our garden so they wouldn't kill all of our seedlings.  The plants are established so we figured it was a good time. They just loved it! They ran around like crazy.





Here they found some worms and they were very excited. It was a little frenzy.


It was hard to get pictures, just when they found something, they were zipping on to the next thing.  They stayed out for about 2 hours and for the most part were easy to get back to the coop as they were pretty tired and it was getting to be around 6pm.  We are now teaching them to sleep on their roost, that is an entirely different subject and project.  They still just want to sleep in a clump.  I keep telling them that someone is going to get suffocated...they just look at me like my kids do when I tell them not to do something...then they do it any way (most of the time).

8 comments:

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Ha! This cracked me up...and the title is hilarious!

Reality Jayne said...

i am so happy they got out for free time...Free Rangers

janis said...

This is great and gave me a good giggle. Perry is a party girl. Kind of made me think of Katie Perry!

Janie Fox said...

how funny. crazy women in the garden.

Bee Lady said...

Now this makes me wanna get some chicks!

ANd btw Giiiirrllll....what are you thinking...staging a sit in on my property! I read RJ's comments! My poor Shug!

Cindy Bee

the cake chick said...

Well Cindy Bee, I was just suggesting a camp in. I wasn't going to organize it. ;p I guess ops, sorry Mr. Shug...

Technodoll said...

Adooorable!

I love seeing chickens in their environment...

Hope you planted those veggies for them and not for you, because you'll be surprised at how quickly they will munch and scratch through everything! LOL!

Mine still clump together at night. I gave up giving them roosts and just use planks now.

The Chicken Keepers said...

What beautiful chickens! Love that little hen, so cute.

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