26 May 2012

Chick update

The month-old Buff Orpington chicks are growing fast and now look a lot more like chickens:

There's one of them which is growing much more slowly than the others and which spends a lot of its time eating, so there's something not quite right about the way it's digesting food. But it seems happy enough and is slowly catching the others up.

Out in the barnyard the robins have hatched out.

After being used to the development of chickens, it was a bit of a shock to see how relatively undeveloped robin chicks are at first. These little things hatched two days ago. If they were chickens, by now they'd be running around and getting their own food. But these guys are fit only for being fed and sleeping.

It's a way of life I feel I could get used to...


Lisa from Iroquois said...

SO I guess for now the weasel has not come across the nest of robins. Hopefully their luck will hold a little while longer.

Amanda said...

But not much longer, sadly. Two days later the nest was empty. :-(