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Life With Cornish Chicks Day 13

I can't believe I have had them nearly 2 weeks now. According to everything I have read they have reached 1/4 of their life now assuming they were 1 day old when I bought them. Kind of sad to think of it that way, however I am hopeful because their growth is much slower then I thought it would be. They are still getting feathers and happy as can be. :O) One is still dramatically smaller then the others but that may be the thing that keeps her alive. Yesterday my husband and kiddos spent half the day making me a cute little chicken coop. I still am bringing them inside at night but now they will spend the other 12 hours outside pecking about their pen looking for food. I am sprinkling food on the ground for them 3 times a day and the let them have a free for all for 30 minutes before bed :O) Here is a picture of my coop. I'm excited to see what the future holds for them.

Comments

Ellen said…
How sweet! We love our chickens!
Unknown said…
Aww they're so cute!
Unknown said…
Aw, how neat! Good luck with them =)
Jessica said…
That is awesome. I would love to have chickens some day.
LOVE MELISSA:) said…
Oh how neat!! That is awesome!
Unknown said…
Awesome, we've had chickens a few times. None right now though. Your coop is great.
Chrissie said…
Do you live in a rural or urban area, Melissa? I have always wanted to raise chickens, but they are not allowed in the city limits, sadly :(
Cute! Our kids would love that!
Danielle S said…
That is one great chicken coop. Good luck with them!
Danielle
Katie said…
Awww...How sweet! Love the coop - You should be proud of yourself!

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