Tuesday, March 23, 2010
...and not so little!
That's Izzy in both pictures. She was less than a week old in the first and is about four weeks in the second. We call her "Godzilla Chicken."
Maggie is growing, too, but not nearly as fast. She's a smaller breed to begin with. Here she is at less than a week:
And now at about four weeks:
I couldn't get her in my son's hands; she's pretty skittish. Here she is with Izzy for scale:
Do you have any idea how hard it is to get chickens to pose for pictures? It took a whole lot of tries to get this one. Most of them looked like this:
Or this (I think they may have been trying to tell me something):
Despite being nearly fricasseed in our little heat lamp mishap, they are both doing well. They are old enough now that we let them out in the (as yet unplanted) vegetable garden for a while every day. They're still too little to be left alone; we have crows and hawks and cats in the neighborhood. In a couple more months they will move out here permanently. We have a chicken coop of sorts to lock them up at night, and the chicken wire will be going up on the fence before the big move. And a couple months after that...fresh eggs!