Friday, July 3, 2009

Three new additions to the farm

Some times chickens get in my flower beds, and I chase them out. This morning this is what I find: a hen cooing happily tending to her (much to my surprise) three healthy happy chicks. Two orange ones and one grey one. Not sure who the "fertilizer" (rooster) is. But either a Delaware or a Wellsummer.

I moved the new family into a brooding cage to keep them safe from curious dogs, cats and whatnot. Later I will work on building them a more permanent pen to hang out in.

Don't know yet if they are pullets or cockerels.
They were in with the sage, rosemary and thyme so if they are hens you know I what their names will be.

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