I've been slacking in the studio lately, but for good reason...my little farm is really getting up and running! The garden is mostly planted, trees planted, ground tilled, apple and pear trees grafted, flowers planted, things mulched, and the best part....chickies!!! Just as the first five cuties were ready to be moved outside, my second five fluffers arrived! They are about 10 days old right now and while their little wing feathers are coming in, they are still walking puff balls.
Unlike the Buff Orphingtons, I can tell these girls apart. They are very distinct and so so adorable!
They are Araucana's, which lay green, blue, and pink eggs and come in a variety of colors themselves. They can also have puffy cheek feathers and I can tell that 2 or 3 of mine will have them. My mom used to have one that had a big black beard...it was hilarious! She looked like a pirate chicken!
They are very well behaved and I am very much enjoying them in the studio!
The older chicks on the other hand...while I enjoyed them in the studio for a good long while, for the past few days they have been escaping their enclosure and hanging out wherever they pleased...which means there were a few surprises hear and there. So today they moved out to the chicken coop! Before that they've been hanging out with me while I was doing work outside...under the porch was their favorite place and boy to they love taking dust baths! A heat lamp will keep them warm at night. Good luck little big chickies!