I have to start out by saying this:
Taking pictures of little chicks is a hilarious event.
And sooooooo fast.
It was very entertaining.
We are pretty excited about our girls.
I have been wanting chickens for quite some time, and moving out here finally made my chicken dreams come true. We had the hardest time only leaving the feed store with five....they are just so cute, and I felt like all their "peep peep peeping" were cries of "pick me! pick me!"
It will be quite sometime before we get to feast on their colorful eggs, but in the meantime we will enjoy them as pets and admire their quirky personalities. And they are growing so fast!! I can't believe how quickly their little feathers are coming in. Soon we will have awkward ugly teenagers.
So sweet and mellow. Always snuggled up next to one of her sisters to sleep.
She's an olympian. Ridiculously quick and impossible to catch--even being so little.
(named by my girl. she is in LOVE)
So sweet. Loves to be held. Starting attempting to fly out of their box already. yikes.
(named by my boy.....he's realllly into Harry Potter right now, obviously)
Another sweet little girl. Maybe part woodpecker....she is constantly pecking at the side of their home.
alllll night long, mind you.
Wilma is the loudest little bird I have ever come across. Constantly peeping and squaking.
Loves to stand on her sisters.
They are currently in a giant box (in our house) with a heat lamp, but we'll be moving them into something with a roof soon, to avoid any escapes. It will be a few more weeks of growing, and warmer weather before they can go outside (oh, and we should probably get their coop ready....)
Things I've learned so far:
They never stop pooping
They never stop peeping....such chatty little girls.
I was prepared for them to grow fast.....but I can't believe how much they have changed in just the few days we've had them.
Are you getting baby chicks this spring?
Do you have chickens? What can you tell me?
I have found this website to have lots of answers to lots of questions.