Thursday, May 14, 2009
The new flock
Our new flock of Buff Orpingtons is enjoying their new (to them) coop. The chicks always seem so little and lost when we put a new batch in there for the first time. They seem to be swallowed up by the enormity of their new home and by the mounds of straw covering the floor.But the chicks are growing fast and have even started to fly/jump up to the roosts. But they've lost their chicky cuteness and haven't yet developed into the mature, handsome hens that they will one day become. It's an awkward stage right now.Don't worry, chicks. It won't last forever.