New Chicks Growing

Unbelievable how fast these little birds grow!

I haven’t released them from their birthing box yet, waiting on the latest cold front to push through. She’s a good mama but I know she will dragging them through the cold, wet grass. Just a little chill will kill them regardless of all that mama does, so for now they’re safe in the little coop.

Until they can get on the ground I’m feeding them tender grasses with roots attached, starter/grower, old-fashioned oats from the kitchen, small worms I find around their coop, fresh water and a chunk of cantaloupe from the table (they gobble it up quick).

Up front with mama is Nora on the left and Marigold on the right. Elle is standing in the little feed pan behind them.

Once they’re out of the coop I’ll be able to get better pictures of the little ones!

Elle and Nora are always first to come when mama chatters “Soups On”

On another note, the other two hens did not hatch at all. Probably in the next couple weeks I’ll have to go pick out some bitties at the farm store to raise on my own but MUST wait for the weather to calm down.

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