The larger chicks are two weeks old now and they look huge! They're a bit less easy to hold now, but the kids still find a way. Ron put a bunch of dirt and sticks in the bottom of their box and they're very happy little chicks in there. They scratch and peck non stop and make happy little sounds. Ron says, "They feel like real chickens now." I'm wondering how long they will let the kids hold them. Time will tell how long they will put up with being grabbed day in and day out. It seems like the Cuckoo Marans are more tame than the Buff Orpingtons at this point.
Last weekend we picked up two new additions, aren't they adorable?! The one on the right is a Ameraucano and she is super tame and mellow. We're all in love with her, putting it mildly. The other one is a Black Orpinton and isn't quite as tame. She's incredibly loud and the kids have named her "Peeper."
The chicks had an outing last week to pre-school. The teachers set up this little barn yard fence for them, talk about adorable. The kids loved them and I plan to bring one back once they're bigger. So, that's the update here on the Alexander urban homestead! What's going on over at your place?