Saturday, March 16, 2013

Baby Chicken Update

I realize that I have neglected to post an update about our little bitty chickens. The bitties are coming along quite nicely and are not only getting to the awkward teenage chicken stage, but are starting to annoying their mama.
Awkward! They look even funnier today - this was taken a week ago...
 I can not seem to get a video of it, but when they're on top of their mama, she tries to walk away...resulting in her not *quite* being able to get her butt all the way off the ground and doing a really funny forward-facing crab-walk type movement across the brooder run. But at the rate that they're growing, it won't be much longer for you mama hen!

2 comments:

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

chicks are so cute.

they had them at Tractor supply this weekend....

I hate seeing Easter animals....the only good thing about Tractor supply is that they have like a 5 chick minimum. So that discourages a lot of folks from buying them for Easter presents.

They are really for people wanting to grow them on their property.

caitlinvb said...

I know... the Easter present and the dyed-chick thing drives me nuts. I have had great experience buying from Southern States in the past - they seem to carry more breeds and more 'heritage' breeds on top of the basic production reds. They also had turkeys and guineas this year. But we aren't planning on adding to our flock - we have too many eggs as it is!