Chickens 4 the Hinsons ~ Week 8/9

Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 8 and 9

Catching up on our chick adventures? You can see week 1 here and week 2 here, week 3 here, week 4/5 here, week 6 here!  and week 7 here!

We have 2 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Barred Rocks and 7 Black Sex Links {a hybrid of the Barred Rock & Rhode Island Red}. The Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds are 7/8 weeks old in these photos and the BSLs are 8/9 weeks old.

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I absolutely love seeing the chickens rest outside in their run. Seeing them snuggle up together is my favorite!

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We spend a LOT of time with our chickens. My daughter continues to be their biggest fan.

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I heard that certain chickens would just hop right up and that has begun! I sat down one day and bam – two chickens up on me!

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Chickens 4 the Hinsons ~ Week 7

Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 7

Catching up on our chick adventures? You can see week 1 here and week 2 here, week 3 here, week 4/5 here and week 6 here

We have 2 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Barred Rocks and 7 Black Sex Links {a hybrid of the Barred Rock & Rhode Island Red}. The Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds are 6 weeks old in these photos and the BSLs are 7 weeks old.

Watching these girls play in the run is one of our most favorite things to do! They are really funny!

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Watching them grow into lady birds is fun too, they seem to get bigger every day!

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We love loving on the girls, and a few of them seem to really like us too! 

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This is Mabel, one of our sweeties, she always come up to us when we come in and lets us hold her.

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She absolutely loves being surrounded by chickens!

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Chickens 4 the Hinsons ~ Week 6

Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 6

The girls have moved into the coop!

Catching up on our chick adventures? You can see week 1 here and week 2 here, week 3 here and week 4/5 here

The day the coop got finished enough for the girls to move out was a HAPPY day for all! It isn’t entirely done, we still have to build their nesting boxes and have a few more additions. But it is safe, warm and there’s plenty of room for them all!

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I must admit, I was a bit nervous the first few nights not having them in the safety of my garage. But it’s been over a week and all is well! We have done all we can afford to protect them!     

When we designed the run, we wanted it to be people-friendly so we could easily go in with them. We are not planning to free range at this point due to dangers in our area and also our own dog {the Dachshund} is the biggest threat to them. So we wanted a nice run area where we could hang out with them!

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My favorite part is begin able to see my girls enjoying their run. When we let them out in the morning, it’s a mad rush to the ground! They flap all around and go nuts, it’s hilarious!

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Coop Progress…   

The coop and run is currently still in progress but the safety features are complete. You can see the netting covering the entire run, which is to protect them from flying predators during the day. They are locked into the coop at night, which is hardwired and fully secure.

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We still have some work to do on the door and around the bottom edges of the fencing to protect them even more.

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Here’s a peek at the inside, which isn’t entirely done yet. Nesting boxes are coming!

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Chickens 4 the Hinsons ~ Week 4/5

Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 4 and 5

The chicks aren’t really chicks anymore!

Catching up on our chick adventures? You can see week 1 here and week 2 here, and week 3 here!

The love for the chickens is still very strong. This is Freckles, her favorite.

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These photos below really show the growth of the ladies!

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We have had many cool and rainy days, so they didn’t get to go out much. But when we had some sun, we took them out! The love playing in their new run with us!

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Coop Progress…   

The coop is quite the project, as we have learned keeping chickens safe from predators is a MUST. I am a bit of a freak about this so there have been quite a few discussions about what to add and how to do things.

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I love the way it is coming along!

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Here’s a peek at the inside, we decided to make it long and thin based on the space and materials we had. I am loving the progress and the size!

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Chickens 4 the Hinsons ~ Week 3

Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 3

Whoa. Chicks grow fast. I knew that, but experiencing it is a totally different adventure!

Catching up on our chick adventures? You can see week 1 here and week 2 here!

If I had nothing else to do, I would do this much of my day. I love hanging out with my girls. This is Freckles, by far the most chill and people-friendly chicken we have!

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She calls herself the Chicken Whisperer and we all agree. She has such a gentle and confident way with them.

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Growth…

    

This is one of my girls, Gertie. She has the most color on her of all of the Black Sex Links.

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The feather growth on the younger set is gorgeous! On the left is a Barred Rock and on the right is a Rhode Island Red.

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Current brooder situation…

   

They now have a top! These girls are quite flighty!

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Added in a dust-bath-bowl. They love sitting in it!

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Also added a larger and higher roosting stick and they LOVE it!

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