November 7, 2012

Shake a Tail Feather

Well it’s been a long time between chicks - they are well and truly hatched.  Fifteen in total – 10 to creamy hen and 5 to little black/brown hen.  Sorry to have kept you all in suspense.
The eggs were all mixed up, so I think each has a mix from all the hens.  They are all going well, so well that they are now nearly getting close to a one month old and have tail feathers!
The funny part  is that hubby made me a temporary divider in the nursery wing.  Little brown/black hen used to be one of my favourites, and I’d often pick her up and carry her around.  However, now she has turned into psycho mama.  

Here she is giving me the eye, planning an attack.
I have to walk through her pen to get to the other one, and I have taken to wearing gum boots and gloves just to attend to food and water for them!  However, she is settling down a bit now that chicks are a bit older.  Just a protective mama I guess.
As indeed I am.  Our son  has almost finished Grade 12.  He had his last full day of school yesterday, and just 3 exams over the next 2 weeks.  Only has to attend school on those days.  Then final chapel assembly  on the 16/11...... then it’s over.  Sigh.  Big sigh.  I was only just getting used to him being in Grade 12 – and now it is over!!
 (Coffee trees in flower again).
The school Formal has been and gone followed a few days later by ....Graduation.  We were involved – but only in a small way.  Nice to see them all glammed up.

It just all goes so fast, that’s the problem!
And these two ... what can I say?  I'm tempted to caption this snap Dumb and Dumber.  However, that would be unkind.
... to Dexter at least.  His label would read I'm a Terrier and Cannot be Trusted near Fast Moving Objects (this includes chickens) and have to be tied up.

Angel however had just walked into Dex's lead where he was tied....... and stopped.  If she could have marched in place. she definitely would.  I leave you with that thought.

cheers for now

**Anne** - yes they are all cute when they’re little aren’t they?!
quinn – it all worked out in the end.  I separated the two hens once the chicks  started hatching.  She didn’t seem too upset about missing out.   Next time, I won’t let that situation develop though.

Coal Valley View – I hope you get some chickens one day Mel, I’m sure your kidlets would love them.

veggiegobbler – sorry to have kept you in suspense for so long VG!  A happy result in the end, apart from Psycho Chook!


**Anne** said...

Those chicks certainly are cute especially now they are sprouting little wing and tail feathers.
Year 12 nearly finished!!? Where did that time go this year. Wishing your son well with his exams.
Anne xx

Kim said...

Lovely little chicks! Are you going to keep them all?

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

They must be keeping you busy, love your description of psycho mama giving you the eye.

Edwina said...

Enjoy them while they're innocent little chicks. They do all seem to get an attitude when the grow up!

muppy said...

oh my all grown up :O love the chicks

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

Ha ha your comment about the dogs made me laugh