Thursday, July 3, 2008

They make weeding fun

Well maybe not exactly fun, but at least I get a fun payoff now. The chicks love getting all the weeds I pull out of the veggie garden. They use to run and cower in the corner when I opened the brooder lid, now they come running to see what goodies I have for them. They also love to be fed crackers, bread and popcorn. Grapes are another favorite.

I'm quite positive one of the bantams is a rooster. His comb has turned VERY red and gotten to be about 3 times the size of the other bantams combs. I'm pretty sure that Megan's chicken, dubbed "Boo Boo Chicken", is a girl. She is the smallest and the only all white bantam.

As for the other chickens, I still have no clue who might be a rooster. They will be five weeks old on Saturday, so I guess I'm just going to have to keep waiting. Maybe someone will start to crow soon. I'm really hoping that I have more than one rooster. I would like to have our own chicks at some point.

The coop still isn't ready. Rob should be moving it on Saturday. Then I have some minor construction that needs to be done on it. Hopefully the smell of the chicks in the house for another week doesn't drive me insane.

Here are some new pictures. They are really close to being fully feathered.


Redheadmamaof7boys said...

HI! This is Katie from MI Poultry.
I love your pictures and blog entries. I LOVE your brooder! It is sweet! Did you guys build it?

:) Katie

Chicken Momma said...

Thanks Katie. I wish I had more time for the blog. Yes, my husband built the brooder. The only real flaw was that we didn't put any sort of lip on the front, and the chicks kicked out bedding CONSTANTLY. Right now we are using it in the back yard for our cornish cross.

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