Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lazy Sunday afternoon

It was super warm here this weekend.  So I opened up the gate and let everyone out into the big garden for some free range time.

The babies are still tight and don't separate from each other more than a few feet.  They are really so sweet to watch.  EVERYTHING is new and exciting and frightening and different and it's so much fun to watch them explore and learn.

Honey Bear pecks at EVERYTHING testing it to see if it's edible.

That plant is tough.  Not very tasty as Sugar found out.

And the three amigos stood around and did some preening once they were done in the garden.

And after a little preening, they set back out to do more foraging.

And we can't forget about our matriarch, Coco.  She's really a beautiful bird.

And sweet Ginger.  Poor thing was with egg and kept running back to the hen house.  A few minutes
later, she'd be back outside for more foraging.  Then back to the hen house.  I finally couldn't take it
anymore and put everyone back into the run so that Ginger could lay her egg and not think she's missing out.


  1. Your babies look so healthy and sweet. Glad to see Coco and Ginger are doing well too. Happiness is having a backyard flock!!!

  2. Thanks Maryann. They have grown up so nicely. Still not blended w/ the big girls. But then they are just shy of 14 weeks so I'm hopeful that in a few more weeks they will get along. It was funny because Ginger kept leaving the yard to go back to the hen house. And Coco doesn't like to be alone. So she'd go and try to hang out w/ the babies who still scream and run from her.

  3. They are getting very big! I have a girl named Honey as well. <3

  4. Yay! Love the photos and that everyone seems to be getting along. How adorable that Ginger needed to lay that egg. You know, I probably would have done the same thing as you!