Wednesday, April 29, 2009

First outing

Despite the weather switching from sunshine to pounding rain every twenty minutes all afternoon, mom took her new chicks out to show them around the yard. They stuck close to her, peeping if she got too far ahead. The other chickens all steered clear of her. Barclay however went nuts when he saw the little morsels, and so mom and her chicks need to go in a tractor where they will be safe from wandering dogs. If she takes them for a walk into the yard when the dogs are out, it would be all over before I could even catch up - those chicks are bite sized!

Pretty amazing that chicks from the feed store are usually kept inside under a heat lamp for weeks, but mom has her chicks out in 50 degree weather and if they get cold they just snuggle under her for a bit then they all head off again.


dotoner said...

awwwwww! They are so adorable! Maybe I will bring my kiddos for a visit??

StefRobrts said...

You know you're welcome anytime! Next weekend is the due date for the other hen, so hopefully we'll have even more chicks after that.