We have baby chicks at our house and they’re doing just what babies do – eating, pooping, sleeping, and growing. I think they’re drinking water but I can’t tell because I never see them drinking. They’re so adorable when they’re cute and small. They’re starting to lose their downy fuzz and grow feathers. They’re turning into teen chickens. We had to replenish our flock after having to get rid of one of our hens last fall. She was going through “the change” in life and had stopped laying and was attacking another hen. I sure hope my family won’t take me to a farm and get rid of me when I go through the change!
The chicks are so curious and are constantly on the move. We think one may be a rooster. That’s a problem when you live in the city like we do. We’ve already had 2 roosters.
I think they’re already planning a chicken run.
Yes, we named them, even though you’re not supposed to, but they’re our pets. Soon they’ll be giving us fresh eggs and I can’t wait.
It takes about 8 weeks until they’re ready to go out to the coop with our other backyard chickens. Hens start laying when they’re about 6 months old.
We’ll hope all goes well in the hen-house and that the pecking order gets established quickly without any hen-pecking.
She’s just about to peck my camera and end this photo session!
Do you have backyard chickens? Any other spring time babies in your garden?