Okay, so I am still here. So sue me. LOL. ;)
Just the few days I had Boo alone tamed him. He will come to me, but the two girls have not been handled like he has, yet. You might ask, what is the point of picking these babies up as you won't always be able to do that at 6 foot tall and 150 pounds. Not exactly a lap pet. ;)
I want them to know me, be used to me, and well, I want to hold them, while I still can!
I held one of the girls yesterday for a bit. She started to struggle so I let her down. Sure glad I did that..she had to SHOO SHOO as Mr. Tilley calls it...and boy am I glad she got down to do it! LOLLL...
I have to work with them, every day. I don't want them to be afraid of me. I want them to be very tame. This is a short video of all three. Hope you enjoy it. You can see the two girls are a little nervous...they pace the fence but Boo not so much. I think he starts doing it because they are making him nervous doing just that.
Sorry for the bad picture of the three...I didnt realize it was blurry, but its the only one I have right now.
Added a couple of pictures of their enclosure for right now til they get big enough that they can't fit through the hogwire on the outer main fence. Once they are out of here I will be putting the new chicks in this enclosure to grow til they can be released to roam with the other free rangers.
This was actually a very easy and quick set up. the fencing was very easy to work with and the ground was soft from all the rain we had so it was easy to drive the posts in. The butterfly netting you see over the top is just in case. I wouldn't put it past a hawk to try and get one. They are only as big as the chickens right now, so I wouldn't rule it out. The cage covered in blankets with a heat lamp over the top is a 'make do' thing til I can get them a little shelter built that I can hang the heat lamp in. They fit fine in this right now, but wont for long. I also added tarp over and around this part of the enclosure yesterday to shield any rain or wind. The babies absolutely cannot get wet as they are not waterproof yet.