3 week chicks!

10 Sep

3 week old chicks are adorable. They’re peep-y, they’re peppy, and they’re getting a bit more poopy. It seems that bigger chicks make bigger poops, who knew?!

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Zippy is still the queen of the world.

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And curious about the 4 year old in her face. Naturally.

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Tootsie is still neurotic.

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See what I mean?

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And Rosie is like a little Disney character. Always wanna’ squish her.

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Penny puts up with a lot of hassle. She’s feathering in and looking a lot like Gary Busey at the moment, but she’s still the most calm, and therefore the one who bears the brunt of our snuggles.

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And Bell. Sweet, mellow, kissable Bell.

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Lickable too, apparently.

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Now that the girls are almost a month old and feathering in, they are able to withstand a bit more draft, so we give them a break from their 90 degree brooder by taking them out int he back yard to romp for a while. Then we plop ’em back in the bathtub under the heat lamp to thaw out again. I would love to keep them out here forever, it is so darned fun! Soon enough…

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The boys are in seventh heaven playing them after school every day. I hope it never gets old.

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With faces like that, how can it?!

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Be still, my beating heart!

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I think Penny is half human.

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She’s already the best at begging for treats.

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Like pill bugs!

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And worms!

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Mmmmmmmm…

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Digging for bugs brings brothers together. Mission accomplished, chicks!

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It also brings species together.

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This is all part of our anti-attack training. Repeat after me, Frankie, “Chickens are friends, not food”.

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Zippy strikes a counter attack!

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And Frankie gets outta’ dodge. I’m thinking this whole thing just might work after all!

Till’ next time, happy fall from the Perrault Farm!

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2 Responses to “3 week chicks!”

  1. Aryan February 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Anj, you are an eloquent writer as to capture precious moments, put things in perspective & slow down the rushing life. Thank you for that and thank you for sharing . XO

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