Our little chicks are growing so quickly. Every morning when we check on them they are so much bigger than the night before.
Here is a picture tutorial of each week so far:
Ginger is a Buff Orpington chick and my daughter LOVES her very much! Ginger also loves my daughter and follows her everywhere when she is out of her bin.
Lacey (I heard from my daughter this is how it’s spelled..oops!) is a Silver Laced Wyandotte chick. She is the biggest still and is starting to get some black and white feathers.
Roxie is our Black Austrolorp chick. She is the smallest of our chicks, seems to be the slowest to grow. Still very sweet.
Sweetie (her new name) is our Americauna chick. She is really colorful and pretty. My son holds this chick all the time upside down and she still falls right asleep in his hands. Its cute.
I love how he is learning to love this chick so very much. (PS – his hands are all painted up from going to the Home Depots free building clinic).
But what I am the most excited about is that the happy husband decided to start building our chicken coop! Just letting you know, the happy husband does not like having chickens at all. He refuses to hold them saying some nonsense about “Well, if there is ever a need to have to do the dirty work (aka kill them) I don’t want to be attached. ) He is not the farmer type. So for him to agree to let me have my dreams of having a little bit of country living is seriously the sweetest thing ever. He loves me – he really loves me!
He seems to be excited about building this coop for me. Here is the first stage of our chicken coop:
Stay tuned to see the whole thing finished up within the next few weeks.
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