Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Baby Chicks

We ordered four new chicks for this year. They are "easter eggers" which means they will lay very pretty blue-green eggs. As an added bonus, they have very cute puffy cheek feathers. They came in the mail four weeks ago, so this is a bit late, but here they are:

This is what they looked like when they came out of the box

This was last Wednesday, when they were 3.5 weeks old, and we took them outside for the first time

they aren't little puff balls anymore, but they're still really cute

they let the girls handle them

the girls named this one Turtle, she's the sweetest

this one is Sunshine, we think she will be white

and this is Bean

and Ivy

Anna with Turtle on her lap

The big chickens are spending most of their time in the pen we built them these days because they like to tear up the garden beds and we have seedlings in them now. :)

We are busy working on plans for a new improved coop so they will be more comfortable when they are all outside full-time.

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