Chicks grow crazy fast. All the sudden their little tail feathers are coming in and their puffy feathers are being replaced by shiny mature looking feathers. Our girls turned one week old yesterday. We celebrated with a mini photo session. You know I couldn’t pass up the chance to photograph the kids with baby chicks. Too much cuteness…totally worth all that chicken poop I’ve been cleaning. Little One wasn’t quite in the mood for posing with the chicks…
I’ve always known that God created us so differently, so uniquely. I’ve known it in my head all my life. However, being a mom makes it real in my heart too. There is no way to explain how my second born attracts animals and deeply loves them other than it is just simply how God made him. The chicks literally flock to him and ignore the rest of the kids. He is pretty cute too, so I’m a little worried in 10 years it will be girls flocking to him!
Camo is his chick. She just hopped up on his back. She also finds her way to his shoulder and perches. I keep warning him that he’ll get pooped on, but it hasn’t happened and he doesn’t seem to care if it does.
And a few ‘out-takes’…which always end up being among my favorite. FireCracker’s face here is pretty much the best.
Red in mid-air. Amelia is actually the one that flies the most. Her name couldn’t be more perfect.
Red just up and flew right over his foot.
Chicken Poop. My floors are more disinfected in the last 5 days than they have been in a year.
For those that had a few questions about our chickens:
- The book I recommend the most is A Chicken In Every Yard (a friend recommended it to me and it is my favorite so far)
- Our chicken breeds are: 2 Buff Orpington (yellow), 2 Ameraucana (mixed color), Barred Plymouth Rock (black), Rhode Island Red (red)
- Poppy is handling the chicks fine, but she isn’t really allowed around them. We’ve introduced them, but are keeping them totally separated unless Poppy is being held.
- The visor from Monday’s post was from Twirling Betty