It's quite amazing really.
Just this weekend they were still these little puffs of fluff -- now? Now they a little less fluffy and a little more 'chicken-y'.
|Growing and changing.|
|Look at those wings and tails on these chicks.|
The other day as we fed and watered them, the girls wanted to hold them -- of course.
As I handed one chick out to the girls, another chick decided to 'test it's wings' and flew -- yes, flew -- out of the open brooder door and right...... down...... to..... the..... floor! Onto it's little head. OOPS!
Fortunately, she seems just fine. But.... it caused a lot of panic and 'oh no's' by the girls.
|See how brave they are? Walking on the edge -- literally. |
This is how the one little girl 'flew' to the ground.
Bravery at it's best?
I'm amazed at how big their wings have gotten. They can actually lift off the ground -- as evidenced by the plucky escape from the brooder. Get it? Plucky? Anyway....
The other amazing thing is their feet. They were so cute and tiny just a week ago. It's similar to children -- they obviously have to grow into their feet. But, they don't seem quite as clumsy as little kids as they transition to 'fitting their feet'.
|Just look at those feet! No longer cute and little, but getting bigger by the day.|
|Silver Fox and her friends pecking at the specks on the door.|
|Eating food, scratching at the bedding. |
Just being..... Chickens.
Charity is praying her little Silver Fox (the Columbian Wyandotte) is NOT a rooster. We aren't sure we'll keep any roosters as we don't currently have a need for fertilized eggs and we're not so certain our neighbors would appreciate the early morning wake up call day after day.
We've informed the girls any roosters would likely become dinner once they start crowing.
I can understand her fervent prayer.
We are greatly enjoying watching the development of our little chicks. Tiny fluff balls losing their 'down covering' as they start to grow their wing and tail feathers. Each day brings new changes, new looks, new behaviors.
Transforming into mini versions of the adult hens we have outside before our very eyes.
Wonder what is next? It's fun to watch and learn.