cage for outdoors
This little cage is certainly no protection against predators. So, it keeps them safe from the big girls. I could leave the cage open and the little ones in while the big ones could roam. Patsy Cline did not want them there. She did not want to leave the pen. She quit laying. This was a month ago, and I have seen about three eggs from her! Thelma, five years old has given me five eggs this past week.
eating a Nooks and Crannies muffin
After I put them outdoors, I made them a little sleeping area in case they did not like the night air. Well, I sneaked out and they like sleeping on top of the box...sigh. I try so hard. After I had this all set up like this, exbf put in a bunch of leaves or pine straw and I put a water bowl in the pen.
See the door in the box?
Look at the tail of the middle chick. See how it is damp looking? They all looked damp when in the house. Since then, they look dry like they should. I think I tried too hard to keep them warm when they were warm enough.
I kept them in this setup for about five days. I don't have the room and equipment to put anything larger in here and keep them dry. I do have a nice setup given to me, but have to provide a top/tarp to make it snug.
Did you provide a safe place for your little ones when added to the big ones?