Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Move to Pasture Pen

We moved the Nuggets to their new pasture pen today. The little layers moved into the coop. We weighed 6 of the Nuggets. The average weight is 2 lb 8 oz.

We finished the second bag of meat bird feed today, and will start the third tomorrow.

We went out after dark to check on them. It was very windy, and they were huddled in a pile under the heat lamp. We decided to rotate the pen 90 degrees to give them more protection from the wind. We also added a tarp to the side and top. They still stuck close to the heat lamp, but they seemed more comfortable out of the wind.