The Chicks are One Month!

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You remember Ruth Bader Chicksburg, right?

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And then our runt, Dolly Bird.

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Our giant crossingfingerspleasenotarooster Audre.

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Our punk rocker, name TBD

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And our ginger, name TBD

As far as names go, we’re still throwing around Annie Yolkly, Tilda Swinthen, Hillary Clinthen, and Simone de Oeuffvoir…Thoughts?

At one month: We’re totally shocked at how fast chickens grow! We (only half) joke that they are larger each morning then they were the previous night. They’re now flying giants, whose cheerful cheeping turns more squawky and insistent by the day, especially when they feel like free-ranging in our future study. Which is always. And hilarious. And I’ve never enjoyed watching creatures peck my newly refinished floors more.

The girls adore meal worms, and eagerly come when called if you have said worms in hand. Shamefully, for LA chickens, they are TERRIFIED of kale (a treat I read they would love) and all scurried to the opposite end of their brooder shrieking at its introduction. I tried smaller pieces and hand-feeding too, but they weren’t having it. Super-food be damned. And they ARE still a tad afraid of the dark, seriously dare I say, they’re really big chickens about it! If I forget to turn the light off before it gets dark, so that the room can darken gradually, then they squawk to holy hell when I flip that light. And I’m such a pushover, that I usually turn it back on for them…

That’s the kind of chicken mama I am.

So it’s back to coop building for me,
I’ve gotta get these teenagers out of my house soon.

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Can you believe they were ever (only one short month ago) this small!


5 thoughts on “The Chicks are One Month!

  1. How can you not have a Hillary Clinthen? or just Madame President. I showed my Mom – the OG Chicken Lady – your pics, she said “anything can be a coop!”

    1. Haha! I know! Madame President definitely came up as well…decisions, decisions! If only Dolly Bird wasn’t such a Dolly Bird, she’d definitely be Madame President b/c she may be small, but she’s in charge! 🙂 And awesome- I love your mom!

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