It’s hard to believe we’ve had the chickens for over a month now! We were gone for 5 days this last week for Dave’s father’s funeral and our wonderful friends Mike & Lucy looked after the babies. Except when we came back – there weren’t any chicks! They’re all CHICKENS now! They’re HUGE!
Again, I’m thinking we might have to hire someone to “process” the chickens this fall. Dave has such a soft heart when it comes to animals. He also has the magic touch! Last night we were downstairs “playing” with the chickens – he grabbed one that is usually skittish, held it, petted it … to the point where the bird closed his eyes and laid down! He calmed a White Rock earlier that night – and then after given freedom again, he/she kept coming back for more attention.
Yesterday he built the chicken run. It still needs tarp over the top, especially since we apparently have a nest of eagles close by. He brought out four chicks for a short while to see what they would do. At first they were frozen in place – I guess it was a bit overwhelming. Eventually they started moving around. Then they really got moving as Charlie circled the enclosure barking at them. This is sheer torture for our part-bird dog!
Unfortunately, I never got around to taking pictures this week. It’s getting harder to separate them for pictures as they’re getting bigger and faster…