Spring in Colorado

19 04 2013

Coloradoans have a saying: “Don’t like the weather? Wait 10 minutes.”

april snow

This spring has reminded me of the truth in this idiom. In the last 11 days we’ve had ~30 inches of snow, temperatures as low as 16 overnight, and temperatures during the day as high as the 60s. I love it. The chickies, however, do not. They’ve been stir crazy in the coop. Thankfully, the sun came out today, the snow is melting, and they were able to play in their run like the little chickens that they are.

 

 

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The chicks are growing!

5 03 2013

 And boy are they are growing fast!

chicks on 3.1.13

That’s our 7 week old Buff Orphington Korma in the middle. She’s flanked by our two 6 week old Ameraucanas/Eater Eggers, Tandoori on the left and Vindaloo is on the right. Tandoori is normally such a camera-whore I can’t believe she shunned the camera for this shot! We also have a 5 week old Silver Laced Wyadotte, not pictured. They are really showing their individual personalities now! Each one has their own ‘voice’ and I look forward to how they continue to develop.

The 4 of them are getting pretty big for the small cage I’ve set up for their brooder, and I hope weather will permit me to put them out in the coop in about 3 week’s time. Korma could go out sooner, but I don’t want to separate them so I’m waiting for Tiki to fully feather before putting the group outside.

I’ve also discovered treats that they like, and others they couldn’t care less about. Currently, apple and fennel greens are the winners. Freeze dried meal worms (much to my surprise) are the losers.

I have to say, I’ve spent way too much time just watching them go about their daily business – it’s delightfully meditative and entertaining!








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