Another week has passed and our little chickies are 3 weeks old. My husband is so ready to reclaim his garage and get the birds outside, but we’re only halfway there. He’s been beside himself without the use of his home gym. We’ve made big strides in the coop department, well in the fencing department anyway. All we have left to do are build and install the gates, and line the bottom section with chicken wire. We should have time to get this done over the weekend, as my hubby is off Friday-Monday.
Most of the Chickens are doing well. Teeny Weennie is still…well…teeny weenie, just look at her next to the Rhode Island Red and across from our SLW. I don’t think she’s getting picked on, I often see the other chickens picking pieces of sawdust out of her feathers, but they don’t seem to be pecking HER and she doesn’t seem to mind so no need to intervene just yet, but the size difference is so pronounced, that I am keeping a close eye on things.
The only other development in the chick department is the attitude problem of our Silver Laced Wyandotte. She is rude. She flys at the other chickens, and she bit me yesterday. Not just the poke poke with the beak that some of them do, but she hauled off and open beak bit my thumb. Let’s just say we picked the perfect name for her: Dinner. Beanie hopes that Dinner turns out to be a boy, but she also said Dinner should eat a lot so will be nice and fat for when we eat her. My daughter cracks me up. I don’t know if I would have been as laissez-faire about eating a chicken out of my garage when I was 4yrs old.
Polly is still my favorite girl, she climbs up onto my hand when I visit them, and is so sweet.
I took our little Ameraucana outside for a little bit of sunshine, but couldn’t let her down. I know she hasn’t gotten enough feathers yet to stay warm in our sunny 50 deg weather. (And our cat was winding around my ankles when I took this picture.)
In other news Beanie has been doing well with her homeschooling. She just finished the systems of the body (it helps that Dad is a Nurse Practitioner) and we’re starting a series on poetry and music. She has written a few haikus and typed them up on the computer, then we print them out and water-color paint over top of the poem. So far it has been a blast, I’m going to start with other types of poems next week, and we will compile them all into a poetry notebook. Here is one of them.
they make me smile
orange yellow purple red
shining in the sky
She has also been working on a photo scavenger hunt. Here are a few of the photos that she took.