Saturday, September 3, 2011

Three and a half weeks


Lots of feathers and lots of attitude! So much fun too. What else could make a gardener say 'yay!' when finding caterpillars on her broccoli plants?

The tall chick with bright orange feet is Gandalf. The chick with feathers all the way to it's claws is Frodo and his sidekick is Sam of course. Frodo might be the first genius chicken; he's snagged every caterpillar on offer so far. Every thing a carer is supposed to have to teach a chick he has figured out without help: how to drink water and how to eat from the trough. If he's a rooster then the next generation of hens doesn't have a chance!

2 comments:

fullfreezer said...

Ah, yes, the gangly teenage stage. I'm having so much fun with our chickens. And we're finally getting eggs which is SO exciting.
Judy

Tanya Walton said...

Sounds like you're having fun with them....must be hard work...bet it's worth it though!!

Oh and I love the names!!