Hi! I hope that you're all well? I'm sorry that I haven't posted for a while now - things have been a bit mental here of late, of which I will fill you in another time.
For now though, I wanted to come back with a little Chick update. Here are some photos we took today:
Excuse the pictures - these were the best we could get!! They have grown soooo much and are soooo confident (and cheeky!). From Day 1 they were more interested in their "mum's" food than the chick feed and they have thrived on all of the vegetables etc that they have been getting. They have managed to escape their coop overnight a couple of times as well (they are shut up inside a hutch overnight but have managed to get out of a hole in that and were found running around the coop! - luckily the coops are all enclosed and are fox-proof!) The minute you open the door to the coop they're running around your feet, kicking up the dust all over you. They certainly are not shy little babies!
I'm not sure whether there is a definite date yet for when they will join lots of other chickens at the "farm" but they're coming up to a month old now, so I can't imagine it will be much longer before they are taken. I will feel ever so sorry for Phil then as she has taken care of these little babes so well over the past couple of months and continues to watch over them even now. I suppose this is nature though - one day my little baby will fly the coop and I'm sure that I will be at a loss when that time comes too.
Anyway, I promise to come back soon to fill you in on what's been going on around here lately.