Saturday, April 23, 2011

Baby chicks growing

The chicks are nearly three weeks old, and have developed considerable wing feathers by now.  They love to flap around their little indoor pen or our living room trying out their flying abilities, and can now balance on a wooden perch (or anything else they can hop up on - a couch arm rest, an outstretched hand, their water dish, etc).  We love these wee gals who have now been named: Saphira, Dusty, Ruby and Moth (names picked by our 3 year old).  For anyone considering urban hen keeping, these books are useful resources:
Keep Chickens, by Barbara Kilarski; and Backyard Poultry Naturally, by Alanna Moore.

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