The chicks are 4 weeks old today and it's time for them to go outside for the first time.
Down the ramp.
When we first moved here Bren found an old above ground swimming pool shell that he knew someday we'd find a use for.
That old shell now gets used once a season as the first fence for the chicks.
Later on they will have solar electric netting fencing but at the moment they are too small and can fit through the holes.
If you guys don't come out I'm going to have to come up and get you.
After a while we gave up waiting for them to come outside their warm house and went inside to have morning tea.
And look what we found when we came back.
They get to express all their true chicken behavior for the first time, scratching, pecking, digging and exploring.
Spare a thought for those poor birds that never get to see the sky or scratch at a grub in the ground.