So this morning I get home from work and head to the barn to do chores. I hear loud cheeping, and I know I am in for it. I first found this chick in the barn, having fallen from the loft. The chick was cold and calling loudly for its mother. I could hear more in the loft.
I kicked the older hay loft chicks out of their pen and put this one in under the chick warmer. Then I proceeded to try to catch the rest of them. I finally recruited Tom to help me catch the last two chicks in amongst the hay bales and the hen who was pretty wily. Finally we got all 5 chicks and their mom in the pen with food, water and heat. Here they are (most of the chicks are hidden in the feathers).
So looks like we will have more chickens!
More (chickens) is a good thing! Right? They’re cute!
To a point Jeanne. These are Leghorn crosses are great for eggs but not great for meat. Plus they tend to make secret hayloft nests.
Oops! Shows you how much I know (or don’t) about chickens!! I hope to learn more….