I’m getting a bit worried that one of my girls may not be a girl. Can you believe that in 5 weeks, we’ve gone from this:
See that lightest gray one? It just might be a rooster. Since Day 1, that one has been a loner. Always off from the rest of them. I felt sorry for it and thought the other chicks were not very friendly with it. All the chicks would eat out of our hand, except the little gray one. I’ve noticed lately that the little gray one is the one doing all the pecking and chasing. Sunday when we were moving them outside so we could clean out the box (thank goodness!), Vince happened to pick up the gray one and it attacked! Mean little rascal! The four Ameraucanas are much bigger birds than the Gold Stars anyway. The Gold Stars are real sweet and they love to come over to be petted. The other three Ameraucanas are a bit friendly but not as much as the Gold Stars but dang, that little gray one . . I don’t know about that one.
They had so much fun outside for about an hour. Then we hauled them all back inside (GRRRR!). I do think this week, come hell or high water, we’re going to get them outside permanently. I might have said that about 2 weeks ago though!