Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Peeper People Update Two

The Peeper People moved outside on Friday. They had outgrown their second box in Jerry's workshop and he said it was starting to smell in there! They are all feathered over nicely and we have a spell of very nice weather coming up so I figured they (and Jerry) would be happier if they moved to the "juvenile" chicken pen. Can you see the perch I made for them to the left of their house? It's their very own Indian cliff ladder made from yucca stalks and tied together with twine!

We usually only get 6 or 7 chicks at a time but there are 11 of them this time...not sure how long before they outgrow their new digs!

The big girls checking out the Peepers and vice versa!

I told you guys there were two roosters! The one in the back is the one marked at the hatchery, the one in the center is the one I suspected to be a roo, looks pretty convincing to me!

That first night, I went down to check on them after dark to make sure they knew to go in their house. Well, of course they were all standing in the corner of the pen in a big huddle! Silly chickens! I put each one in the house but some kept trying to get back out so I had to put a board across the opening to make them stay in.

The second night when I went down to check on them, they were all in the house like good Peepers! They seem to be settling in very well. They had a little treat of stale bread and kale from the garden this morning, they went right after the bread but they weren't too sure about the kale! LOL!!


Susan said...

Just like kids - they won't eat their vegetables! They are so cute! I love that age. I think you are right - sure looks like two roos.

MamaTea said...

I would say you're right about there being two roos as well. All those peepers sure are cute!

Candy C. said...

That's funny about the vegetables! I didn't think of that! LOL!!

They sure are cute and when they are little, they are still pretty friendly! :)

TexWisGirl said...

they look pretty big. glad they're settling in to their 'big birdie' house now. :)

SweetLand Farm said...

Cute! It's always nice to get them moved to a bigger house! What kind are they? They look like Buff Orpingtons.

Candy C. said...

They seem to be fine outside. I always worry, of course, when I first move them out! :)

SweetLand Farm,
Yep, Buff Orpingtons! :)

dr momi said...

Looks like 2 roosters to me....

Candy C. said...

dr momi,
Yeah, now I have to decide what to do with one of them. :(

Kristina said...

That's funny about the Kale. My chickens will do the same.

Candy C. said...

They are sure picky sometimes! :)

Teresa said...

They are very cute!

Candy C. said...

Thanks! If only they would quit trying to run out the gate every time I feed them! LOL!!

Kateri said...

Funny, my chickens LOVE kale. I swear it is their favorite vegetable. Your little peepers are so cute and that is a cute little house.

Candy C. said...

That was actually a free dog house! :) It is so funny sometimes what they will eat, my big girls LOVE tomatoes and yet I have had others tell me that their chickens won't touch tomatoes! LOL!!

Anonymous said...


Are you going to link up to Deborah Jean's Hen House blog hop?

I am going to try to get a post done for next week.


Candy C. said...

Thanks for the reminder! :)