My beautiful Madonna enjoyed having room to stretch and took a moment to soak up some sun.
Then busied herself teaching those adorable little chicks to hunt and peck and scratch for their food!
I took Marilyn's advice (from the comments of an earlier post) and think I might just have two little GIRL chicks! Both have quite noticeable feathers on their wing tips at 4 days of age ~ which Marilyn says is more typical of female fowl. I also did the test that was suggested by the "poultry guy" at Farm & Fleet...I held each chick by it's legs ~ suspended in mid-air. Supposedly, the females will hang limply and the males will pull up into a half-curl, like a gymnast. BOTH of my chicks hung!! I suppose I'm being silly, but I'm really thinking they're both girls.... ;-)
My ewe lambs (not to mention the EWES!) are being neglected. I'm so desperate to get a safe pen built for the chickens that I haven't taken any time to just sit with the sheep! Hopefully, I'll finish the pen on Friday (or Saturday, after work) and then I can focus on my sheep again....
..."It's about time!"
Yes it is, Dreamer ~ yes it is!