Chicks Are Eight Weeks Old…

I’ve still got 10 chicks… Yay!ย  Mama takes great care of them, and they are 2 months old today. Here is Mama Hen with some of her boys…

Mama and boys

Yes, I think I can tell who are the boys at this point…

male

And who are the girls…

girl

I think out of the 10, 5 or 6 are roos…

With the freezing temps we’ve been having, I thought it would be a good idea to put the heater back in the coop, but that means I would have to put all the chicks up the plank again and I was not looking forward to that at all…

For 3 nights I took the net and put them all up into the heated part of the coop and raised the plank. The 4th night I went down andย  they were all up in the heated coop…Mama taught them all to go up the plank. I just love her!!! And I’m so proud of the chicks!

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This and That…

Got some of this and that to post…Starting off with my chicks that ever so slightly came out of their coop today for a bit…

chicks

It’s dangerous out here though,ย  Mr. Knightly is not the nicest dad and the auntie hens are jealous and cruel.

But these are not the only birds strutting around our place…

turkey copy

It’s getting to be turkey time… ๐Ÿ™‚

And does anyone know what this is?

casaba

These grew as volunteer plants in the compost by the garden along with some cantaloupe. Inside it looks kind of like a cantaloupe, but tastes more like a cucumber.

This fall is so lovely…have to post some more golden yellow and red…

yellow

red

OK…that’s enough of that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, I want to introduce you to an extraordinary quilter who has started to paint wonderful whimsical watercolors…

You are going to love Pamela Jeanne Studio. This is the painting I have that she made…

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I just love it. I know she is opening an Etsy shop. So if you are needing some really cute gifts made in the USA, visit her blog…ย  Pamela Jeanne Studio.

Hope you all are having a wonderful fall…

green tomatoes

Chick Photo Shoot # 2

I had a hard time getting a good photo. Mama Emma was all over the coop pecking at this and scratching at that. She left the 2 eggs…

eggs

I felt them and they were slightly warm, but not the warmth that emanates from eggs that have just been under a hen.ย  Emma was showing her chicks how to scratch and peck. A couple of them were drinking water.

chicks 10

They are so tiny, but they all look strong and healthy…

chicks 10 2

She finally settled down by backing up into the opposite corner from where her nest of eggs was, and the chicks joined her…I’m wondering how long she will be happy contained in this part of the coop, actually she doesn’t seem very happy at all. She is just so very busy with her 10 newly hatched chicks…

The other hens and Mr. Knightly are so very curious about what is going on. I wish I could just let them out, but it is too risky. I’ll have to figure something out in the next day or two.