Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Chicks

 It's springtime, which means it's time for babies! In our case, we're looking at chicks. Last year we got six chicks, and we still have three beautiful hens that lay daily for us. We let them free range, which they absolutely love, but we figure it's only a matter of time before a dog or some other predator reduces our flock. So we bought six more chicks to increase our odds. Right now they're in a big tupperware container in the house, with food, water, and a heat lamp. They're assorted varieties, so that's fun.

The kids are delighted. Desert Girl in particular spends a lot of time with the chicks, holding them and talking to them and trying to come up with names for them.

The chicks have already grown a lot in one week, and we have to leave the container covered when we're not around, as they flap up to the sides of it. It won't be long till we move them outside and introduce them to the big hens.
Hopefully these chicks will be able to elude predators and live long lives!

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