Sunday, April 3, 2011
What Came First? The Chicken or The Coop??
We have about five weeks before we need a coop, for the babies we just brought home. I'm so excited to have little chicks. This is something I've wanted to do for the past few years.
These chicks are so CUTE!! They are so comical to watch. They run as fast as their little legs can go then suddenly stop and fall asleep - literally - falling beak first into the pine shavings. The first time we witnessed one of the girls do this we thought she had died of exhaustion.
They seem to have endless energy, then suddenly they're asleep. They fall asleep standing up, all wobbly like a two year old, not wanting to give into sleep. After five minutes of a good deep sleep they are up and running again.
Right now my girls are staying in the house. Shocking I know! For anyone who doesn't know me, I don't like animals in the house. They'll grow fast, they'll live in a tub for the next 5 weeks (Most of which will be spent in the garage). Once they have pin feathers they can be put out in the coop.
Oh, wait! I don't have a coop!