Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Funny Birds

Today we had to go to town. I was a little worried about the chicks getting out while we were gone. See, they've taken to trying to fly around in their brooder and I just had this feeling if I left them alone, welll, I thought they might make a break for it. So, I was trying to figure out what to put on top of the brooder when I happened to look over at my laundry room window and I thought, Hey maybe that screen would work. And sure enough it was long enough, a little too wide but that wasn't a problem. So, I put in on there and went to town. We returned to 15 safe chickies in the brooder. I took the screen off and went over to the washtub sink to do something, when I turned around there was a pretty little girl sitting on top of the waterer. Whaaaaa???!!! No picture, sorry, my camera wasn't near and no way was I leaving her up there. Soooo, I'm so glad I listened to my instincts and imprisoned them, I mean made them safe before I left.

Here's a video of me hand feeding them. They are such funny little birds.

video

6 comments:

dina said...

Aren't they fun when they're this size? It's hard to believe our big girls were ever that small and adorable. They're adorable in their own way now - as 21 week old, newly egg-laying girls - but sigh, they were just babies! (Kinda like my teenagers!)

Cool coop, too!

Mim said...

Dina: Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe how much they've grown in a week and a half. It's hard to imagine them as "big girls" LOL. So far I'm really happy with the way the coop has turned out.

CanCan said...

Aww! How sweet!

I'm a city girl but in 4th grade we incubated some eggs in our classroom. It was so magical! I wanted to take the little chicks home!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh wow - how i loved hearing that little cheeping...and how long ago that seems now that I had it in my house. What sweeties you've got.
Um, mim, you need to name your rooster something other than "rooster". It's in the rule book - look it up. :-)

Mim said...

Danni: I love the cheeping too. They've started making other noises now too. They also have started making a bigger stink!

Um, Danni, I know, I know but everytime I look at him and call him Rooster I hear Carol Burnett in "Annie" yelling at her brother. His name was Rooster! I have a list of other Rooster names. Maybe that's my next post. LOL

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, I love Carol Burnett and, after consulting with the authors of the book, we have agreed that Rooster is a perfect name. Unless, of course, you want to change it. It's your rooster. :-) ;-)