Monday, May 26, 2008

time for more chick pics


Ameraucana chick

Cuckoo Marans chick

Turken chick

White Wyandotte

Mystery bird

Group shot

Three musketeers

Turken trio

Ameraucana duo


The chicks are getting big. They love to go under the outside overhang, which we have blocked off so the big birds can't beat them up. It'll be at least another 12 weeks before I can blend the group, by which time the babies will be big enough to hold their own against the grownups.

They like scratch grains in small quantities. They love worms. They'll also eat dandelion greens and bugs once they figure out it.

The big birds have picked up with laying again. I'm getting more eggs than we've had in a few months. I'm thrilled with that. They love dandelion greens, worms, old buttermilk, cottage cheese, bread and all kinds of leftovers. They far prefer the goodies to their regular food, just like they'd rather drink out of a mud puddle than drink clear water from the waterer. Go figger.

I'm kinda tired so this will be short but I wanted to get up the pics of the 6-week-old birds before they were older.

Have a blessed week.

3 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It is always amazing how fast they grow!

daisydreamer said...

They're bigger! And more eggs sounds like a good thing. Hope you're better too!

thesunnyabyss said...

they are so cute, farm fresh eggs nothing better, I hope you are feeling better too! hugs