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Photo Gallery ~ Week 4

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Fall 2013 || Summer 13 || Spring 13 || Winter 12-13 (chicks!)
Fall 2012 || Summer 12 || Spring 12 (chicks!) || Winter 11-12
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Fall 2010 || Summer 10 (chicks!) || Spring 10 (chicks!) || Winter 09-10
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In the Beginning:
Fall 2008 || 6 Months || 5 Months || 4 Months || Weeks 11-12
Weeks 7-10 || Week 6 || Week 5 || Week 4 || Week 3 || Week 2 || Chicks!

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March 5, 2008 - Preparing for Sleep.

At almost one month of age, the chicks still have mass sleeps where they form one continuous feathered patch near the heat light. They take a little time to settle into the perfect place as shown in this video: Chicks Take a Nap

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March 3, 2008 - Life in the Pit.

We added a temporary perch for the girls to practice on. They use it to jump up to the edge of the pit where they sit and look at their just finished grown up home. So far no one has decided to jump off into the coop.

I added pine shavings to the whole new space just in case they decide to jump off--easier on them than solid ground! And easier on my knees if I have to chase them down to put them back in the pit! They still need to live in the pit for warmth for a couple more weeks.

One of the Wyandotte chicks I thought was going to be a Silver Laced may actually be a Columbian (white) afterall. As her feathers grown in, they seem to be very white, while her sister seems to be mostly black. Actually, neither of them look like the beautiful Silver Laced variety I so wanted. Guess I just have to be patient and see what develops as they grow up.


Silver Laced Wyandotte?


Columbian Wyandotte?

Edge of the pit

Now || 2017 || 2016 || 2015
Fall 2014 || Summer 14 || Spring 14 (ducklings!) || Winter 13-14 (chicks!)
Fall 2013 || Summer 13 || Spring 13 || Winter 12-13 (chicks!)
Fall 2012 || Summer 12 || Spring 12 (chicks!) || Winter 11-12
Fall 2011 || Summer 11 || Spring 11 (chicks!) || Winter 10-11
Fall 2010 || Summer 10 (chicks!) || Spring 10 (chicks!) || Winter 09-10
Fall 2009 || Summer 09 || Spring 09 || Winter 08-09 (chicks!)
In the Beginning:
Fall 2008 || 6 Months || 5 Months || 4 Months || Weeks 11-12
Weeks 7-10 || Week 6 || Week 5 || Week 4 || Week 3 || Week 2 || Chicks!

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