Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Week Two



We're in Week Two and, so far, everyone appears to be thriving. *knock wood*

I'm being run ragged just keeping their water clean and I worry constantly that they'll succumb to a parasitic disease common to girls their age. I never expected to be so consumed by the quality of their poop. Nevertheless, everyone is doing well.

As you can see, they've mastered perching on a roost and seem to enjoy relaxing up there.


They're beginning to look a little scruffy as they lose their down and begin to grow feathers. They're also beginning to form a comb on their forehead.


They've nearly doubled in size and will soon require more space than they have in their brooder box. 

13 comments:

Kimberley said...

This must be the toddler stage. :) Love seeing them! The tiny little comb showing through, the scruffy feathers - it all enchants me. Thanks for sharing your experience with the rest of us! Sorry you get all the work though.

Carolynn Anctil said...

Kimberley: They're absolutely delightful - except for the worrying. I don't mind the work, I just wish we hadn't put them in a room at the top of the stairs...

Deb said...

How cute are they! Well worth the work, I imagine.

JaneK said...

Awwwwww! Precious!
And thanks for not sharing pics of the poop :-/

Lin said...

Oh, I do that too! I worry about the fish, the frogs, the cats, the pregnant opossum in the yard....

It never ends!

Gillian Olson said...

Really cute bunch, love the one roosting.

altadenahiker said...

Such fun; can you tell them apart?

bobbybegood1 said...

ah, they are so cute. i can just imagine how concerned you are. praying little chickies will be safe and protected. cheers!!

Carolynn Anctil said...

Deb: They are definitely cute and, in truth, I don't mind the work involved.

Jane: lol...I could share links to websites that share pics of poop. ;o)

Lin: I just can't seem to help myself.

Gillian: She's a little darling, isn't she?

Karin: I can find Purdy, the runt of the litter who is also, incidentally, the most precocious of the lot. There are two that are quite yellow, but I can't tell them apart. The rest are very similar looking. Perhaps as they age I'll be able to discern more individual characteristics. Otherwise, they'll all have to learn to answer to the same name. ;o)

Bobby: Thank you. We're grateful for all the help we can get. So far, they're doing magnificently and growing like weeds.

Carla from The River said...

Cute, just so very cute. :-)

Jen Vandervoort said...

They are so cute, all fluff and personality.

Jen

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

They are so adorable, love those little faces!

Catherine said...

Oh I am so far behind - I haven't even loaded my chick photos onto my computer yet! They will be laying eggs before I do that I'm so behind. LOL!

No matter, 7 sleeps til holidays...then watch me go. :)

Keep those little peeps well my friend. Can't wait to see them in their 'palace'! ;)

xo Catherine

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