We moved our two week old chicks out to the pasture today. This is always a key point in the life of the chick and the farmer. The stress involved in the brooder situation and all the things that can go wrong seem to disappear as they get into their comfortable new surroundings.
The nice thing about them being in a pasture setting is they can now eat all the bugs, grass, and bits of rock they can find. The humor of watching a chicken chase a grasshopper is not easily replicated. This also allows for the risk of disease to drop tremendously as they are able to stretch their legs on a new patch of grass daily.