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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chicks and Coop Update

Baby chicks are now a week and a half old (roughly).  We lost one chick (one of the Ameracuna's) to unknown causes, but the rest seem to be healthy and robust and are growing rapidly.  I noticed little tail feathers are starting to emerge and they are fluttering about with gusto.  Personalities continue to emerge as they establish a pecking order.

Hello!  Who are you?

I think we have who's who figured out:
- Little yellow or tan with stripe down back are Ameracauna's  (my name: Bernadette's)
- Black with white bellies are Australorps (my name: Amy Farah Fowler)
- Black with red beaks are Golden Laced Wyandottes  (my name: Penny)

Coop is coming along.  Roof is up and covered.  Flashing is up.  Now it's time to enclose the last two sides. The fence in front is our old dog kennel, which will be converted into part of the run.  We're renting a wood chipper next weekend and all the various piles of brush around the yard will get chipped for use in the chicken run.  A great way to get bugs for birds to eat!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I see we are Big Bang Theory fans! LOL

Your baby chicks are SO CUTE!

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