the chicks have been growing so fast, and at 4 weeks old seemed ready to meet the big girls and start living in the coop. we set up a piece of pegboard as a temporary partition, so that the silkie ladies could meet their new coop-mates via sight and smell for awhile before having actual physical contact. also, the young 'us have to stay on their chick food for another few weeks or so before graduating to big chicken layer food, so we're keeping it all separate for now. we set them up in the coop on july 3rd with no obvious complaints from the big girls.
even twitter got to get in on the action, even though she's not old enough to party in the run yet...she got to try some yogurt for the first time. it seems totally bizarre to me that chickens would go nutzo for yogurt, but they do. go fig.