Hi everyone, I thought you may like an update on how the gorgeous little chicks are getting on, wow they grow so quickly. They are now nearly 4 weeks old and we have 8 out of the original 9 that hatched (the poor little one that was having problems had to be put out of its misery :-().
They stayed in their brooder for the first 3 weeks to keep them warm at night and to check they were all happy and healthy. Here is a piccy of them all crashed out under their heat lamp, they used to all run around cheeping, eating and drinking and then all crash out 10 mins later.
We then started popping them outside for a little while in the day to scratch about in the grass.
I find it amazing that without a Mummy hen as a teacher they still know what to do e.g. scratching around, having mud baths etc - instinct is an amazing thing.
Inspired by Myrtle and Eunice (pop over there for a fab felt chick tutorial and a giggle) here is a piccy of the chicks doing a little dance:
Doing to do-si-do...
And a little Flamenco ...
Put your beak in, your beak out and shake it all about ...
And I am sure they were listening to Groove Armada here , I see you baby, shakin that ass lol.
This is them another week older as they look today - wow they look grown up but are still as cuddly :-)
The kids and their mates have been loving cuddling these cute little chicks and I think the chicks love it too :-)