Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Toddler Chickens

Currently, all the baby animals (and some that are here from a friend while on vacation) have been turned over to the loving and capable hands of my children. I can't stand the smell. Not even the rabbits.

Yesterday I woke up from nap to find a 'playpen' of chickens just outside my bedroom window. :)

The kids took turns bringing the chicks bugs from upturned rocks in the garden. The chickens would do chicken things with them, running around, stealing them from each other and squawking. They would also give them the weeds and bolted lettuce leaves, and the chickens loved digging in that for treasures.

I am glad my children are such good animal caretakers. It makes this season much easier to bare knowing that I can leave that to them and have them do such a wonderful job.




ColorSlut said...

Lovely lovely chicks!

Kiyi Kiyi said...

Looks like you have a little rooster there! ;)
Cute chickies!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Which one looks like a rooster? The RIR? She looks like that to me too... we will have to give her away if that does become the case... but I have seen RIR and Leghorns with combs bigger than her, so for now, we are waiting it out.



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