Growing babies

Its been a fun experience so far with these girls. Each batch of chicks we have had has been slightly different in the way they interact with us, interact with each other, and depending the season how much they get out and how early.

4 baby

These girls like to pair up a lot. But which two are together usually depends on situation and who is doing what. I think this also has to do with number… there are only four of them. Before now¬†the fewest we have had together is 8 and usually get 10 at a time.

2 chicks

Each is starting to get their own personality and each has her own coloring which makes for a pretty batch of girls. One is very light in color… (she is always primping)

light girl

Another more medium brown… (she likes to sleep and is passive with the others)

med brown

The last Ameraucana is dark brown and black mostly in color… (she is the leader)

dark girl

And the other girl is our brown egg layer so she is all back with little spots of white… (she is all over the place and likes to be second in domination)

black girl

Over all they are a fun bunch ūüôā

 

Monday… Monday… So good to me…

Chase and Baxter

It’s the start to a new week. I thought I would share this photo with you from our hike yesterday. The boys told me they wanted to go back today, but the weather is not cooperating.

The sun came¬†out briefly and the chickens were ready to use this to their full advantage. (Sorry I¬†think the chicken tail pictures are funny and cute ūüėČ ) We had some visitors yesterday, my friend and her two kids, who came to see the dogs and chickens. The kids had never seen chickens like this before and my poor girls paid for this¬†as they were getting¬†picked up, petted, and taken back to their coop a lot. I had to explain to the kids to be careful and that¬†the chickens wouldn’t lay again even if they¬†were placed back in their coop. The girls survived and got lots of good treats today¬†for being so good.

While they were here though part of the coop was messed up so it needs a little repair today. So¬†Hubby and I are off to complete this task before dinner… tonight is spaghetti¬†and¬†meatballs…¬†I make the¬†sauce and meatballs from scratch.

Quiz for the day… Who sang the song in my title?