One Step Closer to Coopdom

The chicks are 4 weeks old this week and are slowly being prepared for their new outdoor home.

This weekend we worked on the chicken pen, and it won’t be long until they must spread their wings and fly from this chicky mama’s box in the bedroom out into the coop and the big, wide world.    

I’m exposing them to the outside more and more.  The perils and dangers, the fun and frolic.  The Scot’s Fertilizer that I forgot I sprinkled on the lawn the day before.

If the wind isn’t blowing too badly, we take a daily outing.

I have yet to introduce them to the dogs.  Drew Miller had better learn some manners first.

Unbeknownst to him, a chicken sandwich is not on his menu.  He is sticking with the Ol’ Roy.

While most chicks are content to explore the ground, pecking about, not Freedom, my little pet.

Freedom marches to a different beat.  She’s got a quirky personality and is quite the loner. 

Although she loves people and gravitates to them, in the flock she can usually be found off by herself.   She’s not too crazy about her pen mates.

I sat in one of my white Adirondack chairs to keep a close eye on them.


Freedom decided to crawl up the other chair and sit next to me.  Don’t you wish she sat back, stretched out her feet and put on her big red sunglasses?


She stayed there a good long while soaking up the sun,  until she began wondering how in the world she was going to get down.

She stood there contemplating the situation and finally managed in her graceful chicken way, with wings flailing.

I am still enjoying these happy little chicks but I’m anxious to get them out of the box and into their pen.

My house stinks.

Author: Angel

I’m Angel, a.k.a. Rocket Surgeon, and these are my chronicles. I love writing and I believe our stories should be shared, so here you’ll find anecdotes of my life, loves, worries, fears, joys, and experiences. I blog about my mishaps and adventures as a wife, mommy, auntie, wanna-be writer, teacher, Texan, country/city/mountain girl, cereal killer and Jesus-freak. A few things you might discover about me: •Jesus is my everything; without Him I am nothing, but with him I can do all things •My family makes this world a better place for me to live in •I adore chickens, the live ones, although the cooked ones aren’t too bad either •I have 2 dogs: Grace and Ozzie. And one cat: Rocky Muffin •My dream job would be to raise chickens and write best sellers Thanks for stopping by. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile. I know your time is valuable and I honor you for spending a few moments here with me. I hope you find something to brighten your day, lighten your load, make you chuckle and remind you of the good in the world. “When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will." Pollyanna I’m always eager to meet new online friends, so leave a comment and introduce yourself.

5 thoughts on “One Step Closer to Coopdom”

  1. Looks like it won’t be long now til you’ll be experiencing the “empty nest” syndrome!!! Freedom is so adorable! You know, of course, you are not supposed to play “favorites” with your flock:) It could thwart the psychological growth of the other …(blah,blah,blah) whatever!!! Let Freedom ring!! I’m off to the store to see if I can find some really little “red sunglasses” to send to you for him/her!!Until next time … Donna H


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