3/9/16 update

The baby chicks are getting bigger and are starting to get their feathers on their wings and tails.  They are 1 week old today.  This is the Ameraucana.

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The younger silkies are almost 5 weeks and really enjoyed the recent nice weather.

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Bob and Lahaina are not quite adopting the young ones but are nice to them and the little ones will occasionally follow Bob.

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The other dilemma is the sudden amount of rooster that have suddenly appeared in the flock.  . . .well, they probably haven’t suddenly appeared, but being a rookie in this chicken raising journey I am not seeing the warning signs till now.  The chickens are 21 weeks and suddenly I am now counting the following roosters.  Ringo, Bob, Margaret ( no longer with us), Nancy, Eliza and Gracie.  WHAT!!!!!

This morning as I was letting the chickens out, we suddenly heard another crow and when I turned around, there was Gracie all stretched out finishing up a crow.  And then tonight I was feeding the girls and started noticing Nancy and her saddle feathers.

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On a side note, I am happy to announce we are the proud parents of 3 baby nigerian goats.  They were born yesterday and I am eager to meet them.  They will stay with their mom for 6-8 weeks up in Zimmerman.

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