Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Note from Brie...

Dear Readers,

Today, we let the chicks free range for the first time. At first they sat and wondered what to do. Then Beatrice ran out clucking, "Freedom!" And all the other chicks scrambled after her. They pecked and pecked at their brand new grass.

They loved the grass because they had devoured all of the grass in their coop already. Then they all looked up at me and shouted, "RRRRRUN!!!!" And so they all ran into a bush, flying and eating the leaves.

My mom said,"It's time to put them back but while you are doing that pick them up one by one so I can take a picture of you and the chicks." Well.............. Beatrice squirmed, Anastasia kicked, Mirabelle pecked and the others followed their lead. And that's the end of this Chicks with Chicks blog entry. -- Cheers! Briana
So.... look what happened. We went away for a few days and the chicks grew... and grew, and grew! I let them out this morning to do a little free range grazing. They were hesitant at first, but then enjoyed a few pecks at the dewy grass.

Brie and I offered them frozen strawberries and watermelon as a cool, sweet treat on this muggy summer morning. :) Anastasia, our resident Beauty Queen, is the white chick with the big "poofy" feathers. She is our Polish chicken. And Goldilocks is a Buff Orpington. She's the monster chick... the biggest of them all!