In order to properly socialize our chicks ( I don’t want them to scatter every time we walk into the pen or peck us when we’re collecting eggs), we have play time. So we spread out some newspaper on the floor and let them just explore and peck at our toes and hems or just crawl on our legs (they can already jump over our legs) or fall asleep in our hand.
I never would have believed it, but chickens really have personalities! And they are already coming out. We have our bully, our bold & curious explorer, our snugglers, our shy and timid girls, our noisy ones, and our fearful and skittish sisters. It will be interesting to see if that changes much the next few weeks.
Gretel & Josephine take a nap
Will & Penelope
We can’t wait until we can take them out this spring and play in the yard! Maybe we can teach them to play fetch??? LOL