A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
After the recent hatching was complete, we have 6 chicks and 2 ducks. We have kept them all in a tub in what was Rachel’s room and is now Brian’s project room. They seem quite content most of the time.
The ducklings are really messy and like to play in the water. Based on the actions of our grown ducks out back I can safely assume they will not outgrow this trait. I recently put them in a wire cage outside in the shade while I cleaned their tub. They seemed to enjoy the grass. We hope to move them outside to a small pen in the chicken yard this weekend.I was thinking about all this morning. They started out in an incubator and then moved into a slightly larger brooder tub. As they grow, the tub becomes crowded. Then it will be time for them to go into a small pen and finally be incorporated into the big chicken yard. I was pondering whether or not the little chicks are ready to be in such a big chicken yard.
I was reminded of our children. They started in the house and as they grew it became crowded. Then they moved on to various locations. One is still in town but in a different house, one is in a town about an hour away, and the oldest is married, in a town 3 hours away and traveling all over the country.
I sometimes ponder whether or not they are ready to be out in the big world. I do enjoy the added space in the house.