Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How the chickens are

Time for a chicken update! They are doing really well, getting bigger and looking much more like chickens than the fluff balls they started out as.

We bought a new cage for the chickens since our old rubbermaid container was getting too small. Of course, the boys had to make sure it was suitable for the chicks first.

We decided to keep them in our family room for the next month until they go outside. We like watching them all day long and this way they will continue to get used to us and to being handled.

Here they are up close! From left to right... Willow, Ginger (bending over), Guinevere, and lastly Emmaline on the right.

We've been bringing them outside whenever we are out to let them walk around and peck at anything that moves. They go crazy over ants and eat as many as they can.

















Both boys love them. They are incredibly gentle which is obvious by how the chicks always want to be near them. This is the space where they'll be living outside... we'll be clearing it out, building a coop, and adding a garden. Another month and hopefully it'll be done.

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5 comments:

Justin Cardinal said...

Wow... they look so much different than they did two weeks ago. Loads of fun. BTW - I am almost through "Serve God Save the Planet" by Matthew Sleeth and I couldn't recomment it enough... I plan on rereading it slowly again to think through changes that I would like to make in my life... anyway, enjoy the chicks.

Adam and Raechell said...

We just loved this post! The boys look to be loving everything about those chickens. :D I can not believe how fast they grow! It's amazing, they are actually looking like chickens now. Glad everyone is so good and thanks for sharing. Much love.

Adam and Raechell said...

We just loved this post! The boys look to be loving everything about those chickens. :D I can not believe how fast they grow! It's amazing, they are actually looking like chickens now. Glad everyone is so good and thanks for sharing. Much love.

Meghan said...

The picture of Sawyer in the cage cracks me up! I love his curls too.

You've got two handsome little men.

Bonnie and Fred said...

Like Meghan said, the two chicks in the cage in the first picture and the last picture with all "six" chicks out on the lawn are adorable!! Love, GrammaConn