Sunday, May 31, 2009

SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG

The girls are tucked in nicely in their new home. Lots of room for them to run and practice takeoff and landing skills, scratch around, and have a dust bath when needed. Who knew that adolescent chickens could be so entertaining. Combs are beginning to grow, down is being replaced by feathers, and different vocals are being heard. As in, get out of my way or I was here first or don't peck on me. One other interesting discovery, when the girls begin to settle down for the night they preform a wing leg stretch. A wing is extended along with a corresponding leg, and then a huddle. While I am recuperating from gall badder surgery my sweet niece Darlena is staying with us. Not because I am ill, but rather she and her husband are waiting to move into their new apartment on Wednesday. Darlena is taking over coop duties for the next few days. Might there be chickens in her future, could be! Till next time.

7 comments:

Kritter Keeper said...

they sound so sweet! those little stretches are precious! wish we could have some. if cricket goes after large geese, then he would devour a poor chicken.

Eve said...

Good luck babies! You and Darlena have fun playing with the girls. It sure is looking beautiful up there Julie.

Cedar ... said...

So nice that they are settling into their new home. I'll bet you will continue to see their personalities develop. Looking forward to more photos in the future!

Jenny said...

Great that you are spreading the chicken bug Julie, much better that the swine one! (-: It's looking lush in your garden, is that a lovely white lilac on the right of the photo?

dog trot farm said...

Jenny, that is indeed a white lilac. Here in the Northeast they seem to last longer than the purple. Also a tad more fragrant. Dani, I was camped out on the livingroom couch. I have to travel through the kitchen to reach our downstairs bathroom. I crawled back to the couch and did not move the rest of the night! No more morphine for me, unless I'm on my death bed.

DayPhoto said...

I am glad you are back and feeling better.

Your yard is beautiful!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Leslie said...

I found your blog through Farm Tails and so glad I did. Your farm is just beautiful, I dream of the green you have around you.