Our ladies are starting to get their feather tips (as I call them) I guess it’s the start of the scapular feathers, which usually come in about 3 weeks of age. You can see them well on the girl in the front of all the ladies (I think she is the photo star of them all as she seemed to like her picture being taken and would stand still for me.)Β Chicks 6 days old

They are so cute and active. Mostly quiet as they chirp, but not tooΒ much unless we are messing with them. We try to handle them a few times a day so they get used to it and it makes it easier when they get older to catch them to check them over or get them if they are sick. Chick 6 days

Today the girls had another ‘photo shoot’ and were fairly good subjects… too bad my camera was acting up, but I still got some good shots…Chick d days oldChicks 6 days

Our second go around with chick raising is going well and it is a lot less nerve-rackingΒ this time as we know more of what we are doing. Today is my last day of vacation and as with all vacations it went by way too fast. I do feel like it was a good one though as we got a lot done and got some needed rest. Hope you have a blessed week πŸ™‚

22 Comments on “Chicks Growing Feathers

    • Thank you I tried… the chicks move a lot and my camera was not cooperating, but I was happy with most of the shots I got. Have a blessed week (lookign forward to Megan’s post dinner tomorrow ) πŸ™‚

      • We spent all day today at a basketball tournament so there won’t be a Megan Monday post—We are going to have to take the week off due to crazy schedules. Sorry!

        Great to hear from you

      • Oh that is okay I understand being busy, I just wanted her to know I enjoy seeing what she comes up with πŸ™‚ Hope your week is not as crazy as you predict and if it is I will pray it goes smoothly πŸ™‚ Good to hear from you too, hubby and I talk about you often and always wonder what you and your family are doign at the feed yard πŸ™‚

      • We have been plagued by the stomach flu this week–yuck! So far my youngest daughter and I have been challenged by it…I hope that it does not spread across the entire family.

        I will tell Megan that you enjoy her cooking posts. It will make her smile πŸ™‚


      • Oh I am so sorry you all are ill… I will pray for a speedy recovery and it not getting passed around πŸ™‚ I am glad it will make Megan smile πŸ™‚

  1. Lovely photos, I think yo are right to handle them straight away. Ours were hatched under a broody hen and so we didn’t handle them as we thought she might reject them if they smelt of us. but now of course they are impossible to catch without a net!!

    • Yes we learned with the last girls this was important and it makes things easier πŸ™‚ A net I wouldn’t have thought to use that to catch chickens, but I guess it would work well πŸ™‚

  2. You may not have traveled to an exotic island, but you completed a list of to do items, didn’t spend as much hard earned money, don’t have a pile of dirty clothes, don’t still have a list of to do items as long as before and you’re relaxed when you return to your day job. It was a good thing. πŸ™‚

    • You always know such kind and sweet words to say that make me smile πŸ™‚ I am glad that at the end of the week I didn’t have to come back to chores πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for following my blog. My cute little chicks are all grown up. We got them in the spring of 2011. I still have four of my original six. We picked up 6 more, but are down to just 10 right now. Neighbor’s dog and a hawk thinned them out. I am currently shopping for three new girls to join the group.

    • Ohhh sorry about the hawks and dogs… I am always worried about them getting to our flock and have trained our dog Chase to bark when the birds and rogue dogs come around πŸ™‚ It has worked so far (except one time) so fingers crossed.

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