Oz and Merggie’s Big Adventure

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Look how big I am!

Look how big I am!

To read more about Merggie and Oz, check out my post A Pocketful of Birds.


The Odd Couple’s First Day Outdoors

Merggie and Oz have been in the brooder room off the side of my chicken coop for almost a week. They are adapting just fine and are no longer afraid of every sound the chickens make. Merggie was very weak when he/she first hatched and I was afraid the poult wouldn’t survive. Now it is a completely different story! I no longer have to worry because Merggie has a big sibling to snuggle with. They crack me up because the little turkey is much bolder than Oz, who is about 4 times bigger. Oz tries to hide under me whenever he/she gets the chance, and is a real momma’s, um, goose. Merggie, on the other hand, is much more independent and likes to explore.

I don't know about this 'outdoors' thing.

I don’t know about this ‘outdoors’ thing.

I took them outside for the first time yesterday. Oz tried to hide under me while Merggie started exploring. Pretty soon Ozย warmed up to the idea and started sampling the grass and dandelions, and checking things out.

Maybe I'm not that big after all.

I don’t know, Merg, seems kinda scary out here.

But they both kept very close to me and started to shiver in the cool air. It wasn’t a long adventure, since they still need to stay warm. I also wanted to get back to my gardening.

Eating some very fashionable garden wear.

Eating some very fashionable garden wear.

Pretty soon they will be able to go out for longer excursions and before I know it they’ll be out in the ‘big chicken’ pen!

What is this 'grass' of which you speak?

What is this ‘grass’ of which you speak?

But for now we will enjoy the fun of fluffy butts and green grass on our homestead. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mom, are you sure this is ok?

Mom, are you sure this is ok?


Do you have any baby poultry on your homestead this spring? Any other ‘odd couples’ going out for a day in the sun?

17 comments on “Oz and Merggie’s Big Adventure

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  2. Philenese

    We have eight littles (a.k.a. chicks) about ready to go out into the small coop and run. Will be building a chunnel system with the side chunnels moveable between the garden rows. This will lead off the little coop so the littles will be on pest control duty in the garden.
    Plan to build a duck house and enclosure complete with a sheep water “pond” this summer and add Silver Appleyard ducks next spring. Would like to add a pair of American Buff geese but will have to see how the neighbors deal with the addition of ducks.
    Love hearing about the adventures of Oz and Merggie!

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Philenese,
      What a great idea! Hope the neighbors like the ducks. I’m lucky my neighbor enjoys my poultry menagerie. ๐Ÿ™‚ The gosling wasn’t really planned, but a happy addition none the less!

  3. Tamara Smith

    I so appreciate your tips and tidbits. We are raising 5 little “reds”. They are 15 days old and getting big fast. I have 5 little kids, so the chicks get plenty of attention. I’m loving the adventure of new territory and discovery more of God’s creatures. We are looking into Pekin Ducklings next. Anyhow, thanks so much for your blog.

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Thanks so much for following along on my adventures, Tamara! Best wishes with the little babies! I bet your children are having a blast growing up with baby birds. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know I enjoyed them when I was a kid.

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  5. Lisa Lynn Post author

    Thanks so much, Eva! I’m glad to have you here! Oz and Merggie are keeping me entertained too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t built a moveable chicken coop, so I can’t offer any advice on that. But if I see plans that look good, I will be sure to share them!

  6. Eva

    I love your page, so much inspirational information, lovely stories and sage advice! I especially love the on-going story of ” Oz and Merggie!!! Thanks for keeping us all posted! By the way, any advice on a good plan for building your own moveable chicken coop?

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Thanks, Katie! Oz is the first goose/gosling I’ve ever had. That little bird cracks me up ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hoping it’s a girl because I’d like to try goose eggs.

      Life is full of compromises. Hubby and I would love to have more land too, but 1 acre is what we could afford without being house poor. So we try to make the most of what we have. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by!


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