June 21 – The chicks and poults outgrew the brooder box.  It will hold that many chicks while they are tiny but the moment everyone starts growing, all bets are off.  They were standing shoulder to shoulder and getting messy as they didn’t have room to preen.  So we moved them out to the barn in their own fenced off area.  They all started running around peeping as I released them into the bigger space.  The chicken-sized door is within their pen, so the big chickens have to be released through the main door right now.  When I went out to close everything up for the evening, all the big chickens were waiting by the closed chicken door.   Some scratch grains got them into their part of the coop and they will figure it out soon enough.  Soon they will have their own new chicken door.

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