It was such a beautiful day today, a welcome break from the rain, that I decided to put the handraised trio outside in the portable rabbit run. I did have to move it to around the east side of the house as a nice cold wind was blowing in from the south west. I thought that it might be a bit too cold for the pampered three on their first day outside.
Chickies were a bit freaked out by the spongy wet green stuff beneath their feet so used to sawdust they were. I think the big wide space they were suddenly presented with was a bit startling too. And just to freak them out a little more, I put the rabbits in the run too! Funny to watch. Not sure who was freaked out more, the chickies or the rabbits.
I’m hoping that by Spring I’ll have these handraised chickies (boys or girls) and the bunnies all living together in chicken tractor of some kind. We’ll keep them close to the house and them to work on the various garden beds we’re putting in around the house. After harvesting the veggies we’ll put the home flock (which will probably include a couple of hens from the other flock, the ones who don’t lay all that much) to work clearing the bugs, fertilising and scratching so there’ll be less work for me.
Anyway, the chickies enjoyed their first day outside. I’m sure there’ll be plenty more to come. I’m off to investigate portable runs, houses and the possibility of rabbits and chooks sharing the same space.