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All of a sudden one of the chickens was running around crazy in the yard. We couldn’t figure out what she was doing, and then…
We saw the lizard, and down it went!
Prior to getting Bleau, I had a plan to take Beau out to Myakka City and pick out a bunny that would be old enough on Beau’s birthday to come back to Beaucoop. Well, we stuck to this plan and Spot is now at Beaucoop.
We took Bleu with us to confirm his sex. This was a good thing because she ended up being a he, and now we have two males… Which we had to watch closely. Spot was born on April 25 and only 5 weeks on Beaus’s birthday, so much younger and smaller than Bleu.
We kept Bleau and Spot in the house the first couple of nights and in the rabbit house during the day. I monitored them closely. Bleau is the happiest we’ve ever seen him. He literally has a new kick in his step…
I found a few ads on Craigslist and called a few people. We ended up driving out to a little shop in Ellenton and then going to a place up the road from the shop where the rabbits were.
Bleu is a Lionhead rabbit. He was about 4 months old when Beau got him, so born in January 2016.
They are getting so big and full. It’s interesting to see how the different breeds have changed. We are leaving them out all day, everyday now until my they decide to go to bed in the upstairs of the coop – the nesting area. Hey are about 2 months now. It doesn’t appear that we have any roosters and all of the chicks are still alive and kickin’ 🙏🏻
So we’ve just been letting the chicks out when we are around, usually late afternoon until dusk. It’s been going very well. Gathering 13 chicks has been fun and challenging. However, the other night we decided to leave them out longer since we were working in the yard and all of a sudden the chicks were all in bed- by themselves! We couldn’t believe it. So, now we leave them out until they put themselves to bed and then Beau locks the coop up.
Last night we forgot to close and lock the nesting door and this morning most of them had flown the coop and were out in the yard already. I came out to this…
Five of them stayed in the coop until we opened it. It appears they have a new favorite hang out in the corner of the yard, not far from the left side of the coop…
Beau and I are in agreement to leave the chicks out all day today and see how it goes. They’re still on the smaller size and we do have Hawks (and a pit bull next door trying to dig his way under the fence), but “may the force be with them.”
Goddy, Beau’s BFF (best feline friend), loves the entertainment! He’s an indoor cat, so he thinks this is great!