Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chicks now 8 weeks old

Here's what the chicks look like now. Fancypants is still mothering them -- when there's food around she clucks for them and waits for them to eat first. Also she still sleeps with them. (Except for one who has taken to sleeping up in the grape vines for some reason).

We're waiting a few weeks to see if any are hens, then we'll decide which chickens to sell. Of course we can't keep any rooster. We may replace an older hens with one of these. With chickens, their egg production decreases after a couple of years, so you have to keep new ones coming in.


  1. Wow, they've grown up so fast. All very pretty chickens.

  2. Thank you! The black and white one is especially pretty -- I'll post another photo sometime soon.