I moved the chicks to a bigger brooder box today. They were climbing up their stick roost and trying to fly out of their red plastic recycle bin brooder and it was only a matter of days untill they did.
All their familiar things are tucked in their new brooder; their “jungle gym” sticks, their clumps of dirt and grass. Their food and water. I added a small dog size plastic Frisbee filled with grit and they took right to it. They are also now eating fermented chicken feed in a jar lid and loving that.
The chicklet’s now have tail feathers showing. These are rapidly developing birds that are jumping up and flying down already!
We had a third photo shoot today, though a bit of a rushed one I admit. We are celebrating three birthdays today, my son Darron, my granddaughter Brenna and my husband Gene so I’ve been up since 6 a.m. getting our food ready.
Is it time for the tea party yet?
I needed to marinate the chicken, prep the green beans, toss the salad, make the potato casserole and the corn bread. The table is set and all that is left to do is make the fresh fruit salsa that will top the chicken.
Gene will grill the chicken while I bake the rest of the items. The weather report has promised a nice warm day and it is already sunny, so this should be a read letter day for sure.
I’m very excited that my granddaughter will be able to hold the chicks, collect eggs, help grandpa with a few farm chores and generally enjoy the country.
Brenna loves to collect eggs.
My darling girl is happy with her first egg. It was still warm when she found it.
Today fast paced photo shoot included more teacups photographs for a special creative project I have had. More about that in a future post.
I hope you don’t expect me to do that?
I also put a chick in an egg cup and put an egg in the child’s eggs cup and it turned out, if I may say so, quite adorable.
No way am I ever gonna produce that!
I am happy with the progress these photographs although I still have to photo edit and crop most of them in order to be 100% satisfied.
I have written an article and hope to use these photographs to illustrate it. More about that as the process develops.
I’ll have some spiced cider please.
Small House Homesteader, photographer and chicken keeper, Donna