Wednesday, May 12, 2010

As promised I have a chicken update for you. It is really astonishing how quickly they grow, and how much they change in appearance from chick to adult. I will have to post some before and after pics once they get all of their feathers in.

Here's Lucy,



and Ethel.

Marianne and Lucy play tug-o-war over a worm Lori dug out of the garden.

The girls love the sun and the warm brick outside the back door. The sun, along with dust baths, helps keep mites and parasites at bay. They lay down on one side and lift the opposite wing up to get the sun underneath. It's amazing to me that they know to do these things without an adult chicken around to teach them. It is purely instinct.

Mmmm, nap time.

Next: back to Shiawassee

1 comment:

  1. OMG, Marianne's got a mask! What are you feeding these dudettes? :))))) Have an award for you at my place!