The chickens are 9 weeks old now! They live outside full time, put themselves to bed around 8 and get up every morning before I do! They seem very happy in their coop. Lots of logs to jump on, perches to fly to, food to eat and friends to chase! I painted most of the coop yesterday – pictures to follow soon. I am still naming them all – let me know if anything jumps out at you.
The coop is built…just waiting for some finishing touches!
The have switched over to their Big Girl feeders. I remember when the chick feeders were too big!
The door between the coop and the run is a good hang out spot for the blonde chick. She can only see things below her. This week I have been calling her Petra. Buffy didn’t stick.
Amelia will sit on my lap whenever possible.
The redheaded chick is trying to be my friend but she is a little more skittish. She is also developing quite a face!
Sparrow is growing her earlobes and comb.
Kelly Taylor is getting really puffy. I think she will be fully bearded and her fluffy bunny tail is awesome!
Donna Martin caught a leaf! So proud.
One of the furfeet is bigger than the other and one honks like a goose! Don’t they have lovely plummage? I was thinking, once I can tell them apart, that one might be named Zindars. Also, it turns out these two can fly! They were the among the first to sleep on the high perch!
The partridge Cochins are growing rapidly. They love to flap and chase but don’t really fly.
Black and White chicken is almost as friendly as Amelia now.
Alejandra is very petite. Big personality…little body! While I was painting yesterday she kept sticking her head around the corner and supervising.
That is their 9 week progress. Next week they switch to adult food and can start having treats! I will be getting scratch – which is dried grains - and giving them things from the garden. A master gardener friend of Aaron’s said my chickens were very tame and friendly!