Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Babies are Growing Up

My little babies are really babies no more.  They are four weeks old and just getting so big.

Today was a big day of firsts for them.  Their brooder desperately needed to be cleaned and it was quite warm today, I think it was 65 degrees and felt much warmer in the sun.  So I put them outside in the dog crate while I cleaned out the brooder.

I really wonder what goes through their little heads.  Outside for the first time and in the warmth of the sun.  It was so cute watching them perk up and listen to the other birds.  I let Coco and Ginger out of their run too and was curious to see what would happen.  Coco came over for a closer look.  But Ginger stayed as far away from them as she could.  I even gave them a small bowl of grit and tried to entice them with a small meal worm.  But they really showed no interest.  Honey, eventually ate once she saw it wiggling around.

Probably the last time my girls will show no interest in meal worms.

Here are some updated photos of Honey, Sugar and Spice.


  1. Wow! They are so big now!!! They look great and I LOVE their names.

  2. Thanks Tilly. Well, I still think I was crazy to buy baby chicks in the dead of winter. But now that they are growing up, I'm so happy I did. Hopefully, in another month or so I can start to integrate them with Coco and Ginger.

  3. OMGosh...I loved when my Buffs were that age. Your girls look awesome and I love their names too!!!

  4. Maryann, I know. It's the awkward teenager phase.