Thursday, May 6, 2010

The girls let loose

Are you ready for your first taste of freedom, girls?



I guess that means yes.



Not the tulips!



If you behave yourselves, we can do a little of this supervised free-ranging every day.



Clara, what's wrong?



Don't worry. He's on the other side of the window. He can't hurt you.



The girls' first taste of freedom lasted about an hour, and I was able to shoo them back into their house when it was time for me to go back into mine. Once they're fully grown, I hope to be able to let them roam around the garden all day, then close them up in their coop overnight. Snapper assures me he'll keep a close eye on them at all times.

20 comments:

  1. Wow, the girls have really grown, and how neat that they're getting to go out and peck around. Snapper is really zeroed in on them ... what does Smooch think?

    ReplyDelete
  2. They're getting so big already! You'll be knee-deep in omelets in no time.

    WV = wingsto
    They have beaks and wingsto.

    ReplyDelete
  3. As soon as I saw "girls" in the title, I said YAY - the chickens! Happy foraging to them. You can tell them apart? I'm still trying to separate Fergus, Nigel, Ellsworth, and Bernard; I think I'll just let the chickens be "the girls"!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, your chicks are getting big. They do grow up so fast (sniff).

    ReplyDelete
  5. A question for Friday's answer period. What about Deets and snakes and birds? I guess coyotes and wolves don't come around in daylight. So much for my farm knowledge.
    Best always, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  6. Perhaps they need a big, strong cockadoodling rooster of their own to keep them safe while they forage? (You'd never need an alarm clock again ever, night or day!)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gosh, they've grown! How does Deets like them?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pretty girls. And it will be fun to watch them grow. Now don't you need a rooster to wake you up.
    Your pictures are so clear. They have that umph.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Freedom! They're getting so big. Looks like the three of them tended to stick together. Did they?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Confucious says: Lots of scrambled eggs in your future.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh, those beautiful chicken girls! What a gorgeous color they're getting to be.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nancy in NC5/6/10, 6:59 AM

    No more forgetting the eggs when you go shopping! Very cool Carson.

    ReplyDelete
  13. But what about Deets? What will he think of them?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, look how big they are already! They're so cute, in a gangley, wide-eyed kind of way. How great is that?!?

    (Hi Mom....hope you're feeling better)

    ReplyDelete
  15. They are so cute! They will keep you bug free in that area! I think that is a BIG plus! Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  16. The girls look wonderful "out and about"! Sure glad Snapper has signed up for watching-out duty. lol

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such lovely ladies, walking around out there in the buff ; )

    Here's hoping the girls stay safe!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Lucky chicky ladies....they will love the time outside and will pay you back with insect control. It might be a little harder to round them up as they learn the meaning of freedom. Remember to be a hawk when you guide them in...that is, spread your arms like wings and hover over them calling "chick, chick, chick"...slowly walk toward the tractor, using your best cutting horse skills!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Snapper, what about Deets!?

    ReplyDelete
  20. The "GIRLS" are Beautiful...Truly. And they are getting bigger and bigger, right beforc our eyes...! I LOVE Chickens---I truly do!

    ReplyDelete