Studio chicks turned 4 months old today. To celebrate, I let them out to 'free range' in the back yard for the first time.
They were hesitant to start with -
- initially, they stayed in a tight little group as they tentatively explored.
Gradually, they began to spread out a teeny bit -
- never far from their coop or the back fence.
They enjoyed their little outing. Now if we can get Toby-the-terror to leave them in peace, they'll be able to stay out at some length throughout the winter - helping to keep my weed and bug population down. Good chickens!