Hope that is ok.
Thought I'd break away to update you on the chicks. They are around a week old now, and growing so quickly, it is amazing how they change daily. More feathers, and definitely how they get around. Also Alice sure protects them and has them staying away from me. When I open the pen they go all the way to the back. Today I fixed their water and that makes them come closer, so I picked up one of the little black guys. I keep calling the little black ones boys, and the yellow ones girls, I don't know why. Am hoping they are all girls but I wouldn't mind a rooster for the yard, not the chicken yard, but the yard for bug hunting. So anyway when I grabbed the little guy Alice was none too happy and she sqwacked at me and pecked at me. Jeff took a couple pictures.
Here's some from the other day.
That's Mork, the one you saw hatching, with her nose in the ground. Butterball is behind. She is much lighter and reminded me of Butter…I know Butterball is a turkey, but it stuck.
Alice looking into the big pen. Look how cute the little black ones are. Now supossedly you can tell a rooster and a hen by their beak and wing placement. So to me I am thinking the front one is a hen and the back one might be a rooster…or the wings were down just in the picture cause all their wings seem the same when I look at them. It will be fun when we find out. I think like 4 – 5 weeks we should know.
Here's the video I took yesterday.
Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in.