Monday, March 29, 2010
Mom's Little Helpers
It's time for a chick update! The babies are AT LEAST three times bigger than when we brought them home a week ago...and what personalities they have :) Not only are their personalities really coming out...so are their feathers! Their wings have grown all the way to the ends of their backs and their little tail feathers are about an inch long. Last week they didn't have any feathers at all.
They all started perching like crazy this week. They don't want to sit in the palm of our hands anymore...they want fingers...
or arms, or shoulders, or...
He's put off getting a hair cut just because the babies LOVE LOVE LOVE sleeping in his hair :)
Buff, a Buff Orpington chicken, is our relaxed one...you can pick her up and carry her anywhere and she's as happy as a clam...
Lela, our Silver Laced Wyandote chicken, is our little tease...she runs away from you furiously but as soon as you pick her up she settles right in. This is how she got her name...even on the first day I thought she was a tease and her feathers looked just like leather and lace to me so we took the LE from leather and LA from lace and came up with Lela...her new favorite thing is to jump back and forth from my shoulder to Chris' shoulder repeatedly. She's a pretty brave chicken considering it's a five foot fall if she misses!
This evening I went into the chicken room (which also holds my iron and ironing board) and when I started ironing they all decided that I would be better served as a jungle gym than a crafter :)
Then they wanted to know what I was doing...after I quickly removed the hot iron they thoroughly examined the ironing board.
Chicken, yes her name is actually Chicken, our Rhode Island Red chicken, is our feisty, adventurous one and is always the first to hop on your hand when you reach into their box. She's hilarious and is always sticking her neck out and stretching as TALL as possible :) I think she thinks she's about fifteen times bigger than she is!
I'm astonished at how three little chicks can add so much laughter, adventure and joy to our lives. I'm in love already.