Isn’t he a sweetheart ? 😉 The chickens and baby chicks are doing well and enjoyed an Easter treat, as did the dogs 🙂 Hope you got an Easter treat as well 🙂
31 Mar 2013 6 Comments
29 Mar 2013 18 Comments
It is Good Friday… so I thought I would share this comic that was sent to me…
And a picture of the chicks to hold you over 😉 Hope you all have a Happy Easter weekend 🙂 Many blessings to you and your family 🙂
28 Mar 2013 10 Comments
I love her little chick face and that she is staying small. I am really focusing on their growing this time and just watching all the changes. It is such a fun thing to watch and a great thing to be responsible for. God knew what he was doing when he created baby chicks 🙂
28 Mar 2013 14 Comments
For those of you who have been following my chicks growth I thought I would share the past couple weeks in photos so you can see how they really grow fast.
It is amazing how fast their wings are coming in… some faster than others. They are getting more active and trying to fly, scratch, and explore. They are getting new things to explore each day. Today they got some cut flowers to check out that I had on the table and it was time to change out. Now they had no slime or anything bad on them, they were mostly dried out and ready to be tossed. Instead the baby chicks got them in their box to check out. They really seemed to like pecking at the dried flower and stem. I am glad we raise chicks… it is a great way to get outside of your own head and focus on helping something grow. It is a nice feeling and I am glad we have the space and time to devote to good animal care. This includes thinking outside of the box and giving the girls something new and safe to explore each day 🙂 Happy Wednesday 🙂
26 Mar 2013 25 Comments
They seem to really love their pumpkin box home. They are moving all about and trying to fly. Luckily they can’t get out of the box…. yet 😉
24 Mar 2013 20 Comments
They are growing so fast and trying to fly now so we made up their new home for them to move into today. We have a large pumpkin box we line and place shavings in. We put in a couple of logs and things for them to explore. When I put them in their new place they ran around, tried to fly, and acted crazy.. they seemed to love having more room. Chicks are funny and fun to watch 🙂
22 Mar 2013 6 Comments
I was away last night and today at a conference in Washington D.C. and when I got home the girls wings are looking like real wings, not fuzzy little wings anymore. I will take some pictures and show you hopefully tomorrow. Hubby texted me the dogs went crazy without me home and kept searching for me last night and today. When I got home they were so excited to see me… they ran around and around me, licking me, and Chase was jumping for joy… it was such a great welcome home 🙂
21 Mar 2013 8 Comments
When you haven’t done something for a long time I think we all forget some parts of how that particular thing works or goes. Last time we raised chicks I didn’t remember their wings growing so fast and like they are this time. Their little wings look so soft and fluffy… they look like I imagine angel’s wings to look.
Angel wings of soft feathers stretching out to cover us when we need them to, just as the chicks stretch out their soft little wings and sometimes cover their heads with the softness 🙂
20 Mar 2013 10 Comments
The dogs are having fun watching the chicks. Each morning they run down the stairs to see what the chicks are up to and if they see them sleeping still they seem to know to stay quiet and not bother the box. If the chicks are up the dogs anxiously wait for me to take off the screen on the top of the box and then they stick their noses in to say good morning. They then watch as we check and clean out the water and food and place in a new thing for the chicks to explore for the day.
The chicks are getting a little more used to us picking them up and don’t squirm so much. They even had a neighbor come over and visit them today, while picking up eggs from us. The “ladies” enjoyed the sun today outside and spent more time out of the coop sunning. I think everyone in our house is anxious for Spring 🙂