Friday, May 18, 2012

4 little chicks

We have had the chicks for one week and thanks to the warm weather they have been outside most of the day and inside in a small box in our bathroom during the night,  This actually works well, they sleep all clumped up together anyway.
They really like being out in the chicken yard.  They are separated from our only remaining hen Ruby, by chicken fabric, but almost immediately they found a small opening, scurried under and it and then ran wild around a disapproving Ruby who clucked and occasionally lunged but did not do any real pecking.  She reminds me of some cartoon character, Big Mama, I can almost see her wearing an apron, running after the chicks.
They are about 4 1/2 weeks and haven't yet entered the awkward stage.  They are so cute and seem to think humans are their roosting posts and will jump on any available surface!  

Ruby takes a break from nannying those pesky chicks.

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