At six weeks old the buff sussex and speckled sussex chicks, who you last saw sitting on the roof of the ‘hen house’, are already up to mischief!
I’ve taken to letting them out of their pen for a couple of hours most days, so they can do some exploring. I usually sit in this chair watching over them, and enjoying their antics.
The other day, I went inside to answer the phone, and make myself a cup of tea, and forgot about them for a bit – when I went outside again – this is what I found – it made me laugh – and luckily the camera was nearby, so I took this picture.
(By the way, yes, one of the chicks had cut her foot on something, and I did wash it and put some disinfectant on it – she’s fine now!)
A couple of days later Teeni, my (I think) barbu d’uccle, bantam hen, who has started taking her 3 week old chicks out and about with her, came and visited me when I was potting up some plants – using the old soil from a wooden planter that had rotted – at the bottom at the pots, just as a filler.
Mum is the blur at the back – the chicks are having a great time. The one on the far right is sitting on the handle of my trowel – so you can see how small they are, but wow – can they fly!