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.


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. :-) ;-)