For someone who doesn’t even particularly like birds, I’ve been thinking about them a lot lately.
The chickens are getting bigger. Also, uglier. They can now officially escape when the lid is not on the box so we have to leave it on all the time. This also means they’re extra warm in there, which may or may not play into the escape attempts when the lid is off.
They’re also equal parts terrified and fearless when it comes to hands in the box. They still scatter like you’re going to fry them up. But if you give them a few seconds they will come right over and peck gently at your hand. We probably shouldn’t have hand fed them so much! Continue reading
Fun fact: the flash doesn’t seem to bother the chicks.
But I shift my arm to take a better picture and they all scatter. Guess Jon and I have been playing with them just a bit that they’ve learned to run already. Hopefully a bit more exposure will get the opposite result.
We’ve replaced the newspaper with shavings. I think they’ve figured out that its not food, but I think they’re a little pissed that they now can’t find all the food they’ve scattered on the ground.
Also, if I flick the shavings they come running over to check it out. So that’s a fun game.
We both really want to put like a paper towel tube for them to play with in there, but I doubt chickens do that.
Really this just reinforces our desire for a dog we can actually play with.
In our case, six actually have landed.
Here’s the setup in the garage. Basically a box with newspaper, a heat lamp, food and water.
I’ve been meaning to write several posts about the house lately. But mostly we haven’t done anything.
Apparently I’m not one of those people who can work and blog.
But this latest development in my life just requires mentioning. Mainly because I’m not sure anyone who knows me would really believe it.
We’re chicken people. Continue reading
My parents came to stay with me for a week. My mom wanted to make sure I was getting all the wedding stuff done, and my dad wanted to help with the new house….
I put both to work!
Thanks to my dad I got all of the old, beige outlets and switches changed to fresh white ones.
It’s amazing what a difference it makes in all the rooms, not having holes in all the walls. It definitely makes the room look ‘finished’. (I used quotes there because between needing to finish painting the baseboards and needing furniture there’s at least something that still needs to be done in pretty much every room!)