Friday, February 4, 2011

Chicks with Fiber

The chicks are now a little over 3 weeks old and don't seem to mind sharing their space with some freshly-dyed Shetland fiber.
They are now starting what we refer to as the "baby dinosaur stage". Their legs stretch out and look too long for their bodies. Many of their feathers have come in, save those on the head which are still downy.
They are now rather scruffy, awkward-looking little birds that look like nothing more than miniature prehistoric creatures.

7 comments:

Amy said...

Well loved and cared for miniature prehistoric creatures, that is. They are living the high life at Blue Gate farms. Yesiree. That is one flock of lucky chicks ;)

BlueGate said...

LOL! Truly that is the case...they live in the warmest room in the house!

Teresa said...

They are so ugly cute at this stage! I just love them.

Farm Genevieve said...

Chicks totally crack me up. I love when they're itty bitty like that and they start scratching at the ground.

Catherine Grace, CHS said...

We are expecting our new little chicks in about a month ... forgot how wonderful their little cardboard-enclosed 'home' is, and how strange they look at that intermediate stage!

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Granny Sue said...

Love this photo! So many different things going on at once, signs of a productive and happy place :)