Thursday, April 23, 2009

You're Never Bored With A Chicken!

Someone once told me that if I wanted to be entertained, keep chickens. They were so right. We can watch the chickens for hours and never get bored.

On warm days, we free the chicks from their now-cramped box and let them run around in a make-shift pen in the yard. They are getting so big now (5 weeks old) and it's hard to imagine they were once inside of eggs.

Lucy the cat likes to watch them, but I think it's more of a hungry, when is dinner kind of watching.

Maisie the dog likes to watch them, too, and she once got too close to the fence and got her nose pecked! We got a laugh out of that!

Here's Archie stalking the chicken nuggets...


Dang! Stupid fence!

The Buff and the Red were sizing each other up here. I can see some dynamics happening among the chicks and I think I count 3 roosters.. Hopefully there aren't too many roosters, because I only want to keep one or two (providing they get along with each other), and if there are more than that, they'll be gracing the dinner table. Sorry guys!


Karen Mayes said...

Wow, they grow up fast!

Teeeeeena said...

Ulps, are you sure they re the same chicken nuggets?

barefoot gardener said...

Woo-hoo! Cute little Chicken Nuggets, there.

jenny said...

Karen-- They sure do!!

Teena-- Yup, they're the same!

Barefoot-- Aren't they cute? Looking forward to seeing how pretty they'll get when they re fully mature.