The tiny feather-fluffs hop and chirp and cheep. These ping-pong balls of energy peck and poke and scratch.
They’re so much fun. I’m in love.
I bought 3 types of female chickens (pullets) this year. The breeds are 5 Aurucanas, like Nugget; 4 ISA Browns, and 4 Black Laced Wyandotte.
Erika, Sherin and I visited the Farm store, and there they were. Cute and cuddly and I couldn’t wait to own some. The ladies helped me pick out babies. We brought them back home, but then I panicked when our old chicken container wouldn’t come loose from the ice and snow.
So we ended up pilfering the water trough from Suzi Q.’s pasture. Now that she’s in with the ponies, there’s no reason to keep it running. We hosed it off, scrubbed it out, and brought it into my living room.
(I didn’t warn the husband ahead of time. It’s just better for him not to know until the deed is done.)
We started with 13 chickens. The little ladies all made it through the first few nights, and I’m hoping they all survive.
So far, our chicks are named Rusty, GlenCoco, Lea, and Noname.
I bought a new saddle for Twist, and it fits Honey, too. Within this gallery, there are photos of Twist wearing this new saddle.
But mostly, the photos below are of our fluff-balls.