Chicks… as promised!

Fluffy chick at about two weeks old. Image ©Hannah Sterry 2012
Fluffy chick at about two weeks old. Image ©Hannah Sterry 2012

A few weeks ago our chicks hatched and here’s how they look now!

The chicks have been called Aslan, Fluffo and Shakespeare and seem to be quite happy pottering around the garden with mum! We had to put a finer wire mesh over the top of their run because Shakespeare kept escaping and we were worried that the cats might eat him if he did it again. One of the chicks also seems to like ‘piggy-back rides’ and will just sit on mother hen while she’s looking for food.

Mother hen with chicks. Photo by Hannah Sterry.
Mother hen with chicks. Photo by Hannah Sterry.
Chillin' with the chicks. Photo by Hannah Sterry.
Chillin’ with the chicks. Photo by Hannah Sterry.

I think I’ve also managed to accidentally prove that chicks are basically baby dinosaur descendants. I mean… just look how freaky this one is when it looks directly at me.

Definitely descended from a dinosaur. That chick's stare scares me just a little. Photo by Hannah Sterry.
Definitely descended from a dinosaur. Photo by Hannah Sterry.

Admittedly it might have just been a bit cross because I didn’t have any worms and I’d just interrupted it’s daily routine of wandering around the chicken run for hours, but I’m not sure I deserved this level of ANGRY GLARE! At least it’s not big enough to eat me!

More baby birds soon. I need to tell you about ‘Pidge’! x

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