The first step was to move the contraption to a suitable location. Tom used the Gator to move it.
He attached a chain to each side of the frame and hooked the chain to the Gator.
Next, we used our dog crate to hold the chicks and hauled them to their new home again using the Gator. (How did we ever do without this vehicle before we got it last fall?)
The chicks weren't very happy with being caught and stuffed in the crate, but they were a little reluctant to come out once we opened the door.
Before long, though, they ventured out to explore their new home. First one came out and then more of them followed.
It didn't take them long to find their food . . .
They are in a nice shady place under a pecan tree near the house.
We will move them to a fresh patch of grass every couple of weeks throughout the summer. Our plans are to leave them in the chicken tractor until the weather cools in the fall and they are fully grown. Then, we'll put them in with our first flock of chickens we bought 2 years ago.
Sometimes I go out to the pen and just sit and watch them. I find them fascinating. I think they find me rather fascinating too because they come over and check me out whenever I go out there.