Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Chicks at 2 1/2 weeks

First full day of outdoor exploring.
Millie is just fine. She always walks out into the hot sun and pretends to die. If it's really hot, she rolls all the way over on her back, spreads open her wings, and sticks her legs in the air. I've seen the other chickens spread their wings in an attempt to cool off but I've never seen any of them be as dramatic as Millie.
Momma Betty with her babies.
All 3 adult chickens have become very protective of the chicks. They are all even sleeping together in one nesting box. That's 12 chickens in one box. They have lots of other boxes and roosts but they all choose to sleep together. Just one big happy family. Love watching them together.