This picture was taken 3 weeks ago. If you are wondering about the red tint to the picture, chicks require quite a bit of warmth so they are underneath a heat lamp. As these are my first chicks I am marveling how quickly they are growing.
My ever so handy husband still has not been able to build me a coop so these girls are currently in the powder room of Prairie Cairn Cottage. In a few short weeks, when the weather warms they will be moved outside to temporary quarters.
We put the coop in the dog run that no self respecting dog at Prairie Cairn Cottage will use. We will bury hardware cloth all around the perimeter of the run as well as line the bottom part of the sides with the same hardware cloth in order to keep predators out. The top of the run will either have hardware cloth and/or we will purchase the shade cloth that is available for these dog runs.
Check back this fall for news of the first eggs these chicks will provide for us!