Temporary cardboard walls.
Little Duckling enjoying a cool place.
Duck, Duck... chicken??
We have already altered the setup to maximize the shade throughout the day. We also removed the dog crate and put in the pool with water for the ducklings-which they LOVE!!! I then threw some bird netting over the run simply because the birds are so young and the chicks would be an easy meal for any bird of prey. So far so good in their new home. The grass is pretty covered with poop but that was to be expected. We ordered our electric fencing, 150ft, and it should arrive later this month for us to install. The older birds will then be introduced to the rest of the flock and they will all have full run of the place.
Speaking of our older birds, they are doing well. They are still in our old coop in the back yard and getting bigger by the day. I bring out snacks regularly for them (apple cores, left over bread, greens, cheese, etc) and they all let me give them some belly scratches... even Mr. Roo Man!
Our pair of Barred Rocks.
The 2 month old flock.... and Winston (our dog) who wants them so badly!
Mr. Roo Man!