If I had $1 for every time I catch one of these little dudes and put them back in the pen, I’d be able to order myself some more yarn!
Three little black/white Dominiques and 1 little yellow Silkie. That poor little Silkie must be one tired little chicken at night. He has to run all day to keep up with the other three. Having just one bantam hatch with three full size chickens was probably a bad idea but . . it is what it is at this point. At least twice a day I go completely around their pen which is about 30′ x 40′, and I try to fill in any holes. They’ve all grown enough that they can’t get through the wire but they’re going under the wire. They’re just as happy as they can be out running around without mom but when they see me coming, they panic and start trying to figure out how to get back in the pen. Do you know how fast these little chickens are . . especially when I’m trying to catch one by myself.
The funniest thing is to watch mom teaching them to scratch and forage.
Mom will scratch and then the babies will run to see what she’s uncovered.
They are so fun to watch!
These pictures were taken at the end of the day and the little yellow chicken was completely tuckered out.
The water for the big chickens sits up on these concrete blocks. The babies love to hide out in these holes. I’ve gone into full panic mode looking for them, only to have them come strolling out of these holes.
They love to stand on anything they can stand on to be bigger. This little guy stood on this stump for the longest time this afternoon.
They’re so fun to watch!