Monday, April 9, 2012

Meet the Chicks


Here's the story of eight little chickies....

We gave you a sneak peek of the new additions to the Barani family on the last post, but wanted to give them a formal introduction!

They are a couple of weeks old now and are all in the awkward phase of shedding fluff and growing in feathers. 

 

They look so small still, but they have so many wing feathers in already!


It is truly amazing how fast they grow. We raised our current egg-laying flock from baby chicks, so this isn't our first rodeo. Even still, we are amazed at how much they change each day. It's like magic and makes me feel like a kid again, filled with wonder.


They are currently in the garage until they all get fully feathered here in another couple weeks. After that, we'll move them to their outside brooder until they are about four months old then integrate them with the existing flock. That's always a stressful time because chickens have a very defined pecking order to keep things running smoothly. There's a lot of fighting for about two weeks until they sort out their differences. That will definitely be another post all its own!

We're enjoying them while they are small because it goes by so fast. They'll be laying eggs before we know it!

~Tammy

5 comments:

  1. Cute! And I LOVE the first pic, fun play on words.

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  2. Quite possibly the most appropriate use of the phrase "pecking order" ever.

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    1. Thanks! It's a very real thing. All the non-chicken owners I explain it to can't believe there's such a strict hierarchy within the flock, and that it's a good thing!

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  3. My three dogs do the same thing. They know who gets to eat first and second and third every day. You two are going to make great parents of baby humans some day. I can't wait to see them. You're going to be just as excited about your babies as you are your baby chickens.

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