Our four hay loft chicks are growing up. They are all showing some barring on their feathers which is exciting. It makes me wonder if Big Red is their father.
Unfortunately the eggs sat on under the goat feeder never produced. They kept hatching but something would then kill the chicks. So I stupidly decided to try to move the nest and hen to a safer place. She, of course, freaked out and would not set on the eggs again. I should learn, but I didn’t have good options.
So yesterday morning our chicks arrived at the post office. I had to work so Tom went and picked them up and got them situated. There were no casualties. This morning when I got home from work I was able to see them for the first time. Here is my first view of some of them.
Here are more views of them mixed in with the hay loft chicks. The hay loft chicks appear to be showing the younger chicks the ropes as far as eating the feed, drinking the water and going under the plate for warmth.
This is an unusual chick that I haven’t seen before. I wonder if it is my free surprise chick.
Here is the packing list of what I ordered. It will be exciting to see how they grow and develop.
In other news, it is quite beautiful around here with the spring blooms. Here is one of our crabapple trees.
I tried to get videos of all the bees on the apple tree blossoms, but they did not turn out. I will try again. In the meantime I took the scenic route home from work again and saw the last of the tulips in the fields.
In the obligatory dog photo, Steve was playing with rainbow bear while Ryeleigh was making sure he hadn’t left anything in his feed bowl. As you can see there is plenty of dog toy fuzz (as well as dandelions for the bees) in our yard.