Growing Up

Kids grow up so fast, grandkids grow up even faster, and I’m how old, when did that happen?!?  My little chicks are growing up fast too, so fast they change by the hour!!!

Isn’t she adorable. Wylie and I spend so much time just watching them and of course I handle them quite a bit, but I don’t think they are getting any calmer. They’re fast little critters when I’m trying to catch them. They are becoming more adventurous too. Look at this little one up on their water.

Then another one flew up and perched on the feeder.  Next thing you know, they will be flying out.

Mr. Farmer designing a top for the nursery to keep those young ones in!

Remember I told you about the hawk that killed two of my hens? We met yesterday with the man who put the fence up for the chicken run and came up with a plan to cover the whole area. They are hopefully going to be able to start that project next week. I’m so glad as that will really protect my flock. Look what was in the chicken run today when Mr. Farmer came home today. He was able to snap this photo of a Cooper’s hawk, not the Red Tail that got the hens, but we definitely have a hawk problem.

Look closely over the back of the tin rooster, he’s sitting in the chicken run. The hens are in a temporary pen, so they are protected from him.

4 thoughts on “Growing Up

  1. Elizabeth

    You are definitely going to need a wire overhead fence!!! When one sits in my tree near lake, all geese converge and gather facing him .

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  2. shoreacres

    I wonder if hawks think about chickens as “fast food” — easy to pick up on the run? I suppose it can get tiresome, hunting field mice and such, but they need to be better neighbors and leave your chickens alone! That overhead fence sounds like a very good idea to me!

    It is amazing to see how fast the chicks are growing. Just out of curiosity, I looked up the online ad for our nearest Tractor Supply, and sure enough — you can buy chicks there, too. But I won’t, no matter how cute they are. I’ll just keep buying eggs from my friendly local farmer.

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    1. Debra Farmer Post author

      When Wylie was little, 1 1/2#, I would always be right beside him when we were outside. No hawk had a chance to get him. I’m still always with him when he’s out, too many predators out here on the prairie!

      Word of warning, do not go to Tractor Supply. You will not leave alone! I had to stop by and pick up some feed and it was hard for me to not bring home some more! They were on sale $1.99 each. A bit cheaper than those other chickens you told me about!
      PS I didn’t pick up anymore. They were smaller and I didn’t think they would be received well by the others.

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