Chicken Progress Report [Photo Post]

The new batch is growing quite nicely. They’re changing from little balls of fuzz into perching, flying (yes, chickens can fly), feathered fowl.

(l to r) Loretta, Dolly, Carrie

Carrie at 1 week (or so)

Almost 1 week later: notice the wings beginning to feather

Another week, more feathers

Bella the Chicken Dog inspects her charges

Also, Ruby the Wonder Chicken is doing poorly. She’s been in the house with an impacted crop. We let her out of the cage now and then, and the chicks are fascinated.

Ruby meets the next generation. She fascinated them.

 

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  • Maggie Goff

    Very interesting about the crop. I love learning all this stuff, and seeing the chicks as they grow. Love how they’re staring at Ruby.

  • http://www.godandthemachine.com Thomas L. McDonald

    They can’t take their eyes off her when she’s walking around, and she can’t take her eyes off their food.

  • Bob Miller

    Awesome! We just have gotten our 1st chickens, after building a chicken tractor. I never knew how enjoyable they could be. Usually getting 6 eggs a day, and loving it. We are now looking into growing our own feed.


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