Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chick, Chick, and Chick bid you hello

Now at 14 days, they are looking less fuzzy and more gangly and tufty. Their feet are much bigger, as are the wings, and I can no longer contain them in one hand alone:

Their next stop is the wire cage that will house them in the garage or greenhouse after they are too big for the laundry room, but before they are big enough for the coop. Tomorrow? But it has been too cold for them just yet in garage and greenhouse, even with the warming lamp. They are almost ready to fly this "coop"--and are awfully messy to keep much longer in their current quarters.

They still don't like me much, and are awfully jumpy!

Perhaps they get less skittish eventually?

Next update next week...

5 comments:

Peggy said...

I just love chicks!

Splendid Little Stars said...

They are cute now. What are your plans for them?

ClayItAgain / 12MidnightOils said...

Are the chicks for egg laying? And what are their names?

Sinclair said...

They will be laying hens. So far, their names are just Chick, Chick and Chick. They look so similar that we have not yet differentiated names, but personalities are beginning to emerge.

Up The Garden Path said...

Aren't they gorgeous. I love your feeding things- we resort to jam jar lids! Very messy indeed and soon, very smelly! But so rewarding. I do hope you have better luck with your egg laying chicks...we hatched ten and had one hen! Still, the freezer soon filled up.