Monday, December 17, 2012

Three Weeks Old

Thelma and Louise are three weeks old!  I know not all of you care about my chicks but it's been so fun to watch them grow the past few weeks.  Their soft chick fuzz is being slowly being replaced by their permanent feathers and they're doing this hilarious hop-fly thing.


They can't really fly but they're well aware of their wings at this point.  When we went up to see Todd's parents last weekend we had to bring them with us.  That was an adventure.


 We didn't even get 1/2 mile down the road before I realized I was going to have to hold them the entire way.  The entire 6 hours. Their water was sloshing around and I knew they just felt really unsafe in their box so I wrapped some warmers up in a towel and held them.  I don't know that we'll be taking any car trips with baby chicks again!


We let them play in the yard for a few minutes when it's warm out.  Todd stands in one corner with one chick while I'm in the other- it's so cute to see them peep and try to find each other.  They hate to be alone.  They explore for a few minutes but usually end up right back on my lap which is pretty cute.


 Louise is more of an explorer than Thelma is- she will sit on my knee and let me take her picture.  Thelma will not- she's still my lap chick.


Some of you have asked about Wesley the cat.  He is afraid of them! Wesley was laying in my lap with his head on my knee while the chicks were playing in the grass around me.  I was holding on to him just in case he got a sudden jolt of bravery and wanted to play with them.  Wouldn't you know Louise came over and pecked him right in the face! Wesley bolted out of my lap and hid behind some plants.  We will move them outside in two more weeks...that is, if they have a home!  We better get going on that!

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  2. So adorable! I miss that life! I spent my first 18 years on a farm with Quarter Horses, Paint Horses, Jumbo Bob White Quail and a whole lot of chickens and roosters! We had Orpingtons, Barred Rocks (Meanest rooster ever!), Ameraucanas, Wyandottes, and Delawares. We also had a few Guinea Fowl. All of the birds were free range except for the quail, they had a coop that Daddy built.

    You're going to love those fresh eggs! You get spoiled by them, I know I miss them!

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  3. So sweet! We got some for Easter last year and they are big chickens now laying eggs. It has been so fun to watch them grow and my kids love feeding and chasing them around the pasture.

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  4. Happy to hear the update on Wesley :) poor kitty. haha!

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  5. How fun! I'm dying to get a few chickens too! Hopefully a move in the spring will allow it- crossing my fingers.

    KK

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  6. Your chicks are adorable! Now that you have them, do you look at eating chicken differently?

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    1. Yes! I have only cooked chicken once in the past three weeks. Every time I look at chicken I just think "this was a sweet little chicken a few weeks ago". We eat a ton of ground turkey and that still doesn't bother me to eat but I don't know that I'll ever think of chicken the same.

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  7. Where did you order them from? I was looking at getting my dad a few for his birthday in the Spring since his last chicken passed away.

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    1. Todd ordered them from Mypetchicken.com The pickings are pretty slim this time of year but come spring-almost every breed is available!

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  8. I am BEYOND envious that you have baby chickens!! They are precious! :) My dream is to someday live where I, too, can bask in the ray of sunshine while playing my chickens.

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