Chicks – 12 Days Old

Our four chicks have been in a cat carrier cage for the first 10 days of their lives. They grow like crazy and it was soon time to move them to a bigger home.

I made up a 1500 x 900 x 600mm (5′ x 3′ x 2′) frame out of some 50 x 50mm (2″ x 2″) timber and covered the sides and top in chicken mesh. We placed it in our basement on a cardboard and plastic floor (cardboard for insulation).

Have you ever tried to get four baby chicks to pose?

The chicks seem happy in there, but seem to do an excellent job flicking wood shavings everywhere (including into their drinker).

In a couple of weeks we’ll start letting them outside (in a cage) during the day.

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