Thursday, February 16, 2012

The girls, an update

They are now six and seven weeks old and are doing really well. The weather is pretty cold here so they are still under a heat lamp at night and a couple times I've had to leave it on during the day as well. I'm hoping after the cold front passes by us this week I'll be able to ween them off the light.

Goldie is the youngest and is still getting her feathers, although none of them can get chilled. Once they are all feathered in cold weather won't be a factor as they can handle freezing temps until then though, i have to be a good "mother hen" and keep them warm. The music man has been calling me that since i have been known to go out in the middle of the night and check on them.

the girls

snack time

goldie girl


The other day a stink bug made it's way into their coop. It was hilarious to see them try to figure out what the heck it was. After they ran away, ran circles around it, Betty was the first to peck at it, then it was on... They all began pecking and within a couple minutes it was g o n e. They also enjoyed yogurt for the first time this week and loved it.


  1. Well, what happy girls you have!
    And I can tell you have been an excellent Mother Hen:)
    I love chickens, and I love watching them, they are so funny!
    Have a great weekend,friend!

  2. How fun!!! Love the names you've given them.
    Will Easter bring a duck or two?
    Now-THERE'S A MESS if you get ducks!
    Poop everywhere!!
    It will be such a surprise the first day you go out and find an egg!!!!
    have a great weekend - out to the lake for us to escape the mess at home.