Sunday, 24 August 2014

The chicks are growing

The 11 chicks that hatched last month have grown rapidly, especially the three welsummers. Ginger, the adoptive mother hen is finding it more of a challenge as each day goes buy to be able to take all of her chicks under her wings. We are continuing however to keep her in the quail house. The chicks are still too small to be able to go free range. If we let them out at this stage they could still fall prey to vermin or other hens not happy with having someone else's chicks running around the place. Soon however we are going to have to move Ginger and her chicks out of the quailhouse to go free range. We are not sure exactly when that will be but it is likely to be in early to mid September.

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