These video clips are a little lengthy for chicken footage (1-2 mins each), but I wanted to capture our adorable new chicks on film. Before they were born, I covered a dog carrier in chicken wire and put the nesting box that two of our hens were sharing inside it and put the whole thing inside our chicken coop. I did this to protect the soon-to-be hatched chicks from the other chickens and from rats and so far it’s worked great. They and the hens are enjoying a happy little existence inside it for now. The hens still don’t want to leave and the chicks ride on their momma’s backs by day and sleep under their momma’s feathered bellies by night.
The day I took these videos, I brought the dog carrier outside so that the hens and chicks could get some solid fresh air and sunlight. The chicks are getting big enough that I figured I could safely move them around. The first video (above) is of the chicks and the second (below) is of the rest of our chickens in their run. Enjoy!