Monday, August 21, 2006

New Additions






New chicks hatched a couple days ago. The one with the bald neck is supposed to be that way, as he/she is half Turken, which is the "naked neck" chicken breed. The Muscovy duck hatched them, but she is proving to be a poor mom, so I've taken them away from her and have them brooding in a big box in the garage.







Vita says, "Mmmm, something sounds tasty, er, ahem, I mean cute and cuddly."

4 comments:

cindi said...

Cherry says she'll help vita snuggle them...IN HER MOUTH...

Val said...

Cherry's a bad bad girl.

IHateToast said...

getting caught up on blogs i found searching for greyhounds.
i'm smitten with your chooks. how are they doing?
do you have a permanent chook house or do you have one of those wheelie kinds?

Val said...

The two surviving chicks are going great. They're almost full-grown now. The little black turken ended up gold-laced and a pullet; the black-with-cream-spots chick ended up being striped like a barred rock and *might* be a cockerel, but I hope not! My chickens have a permanent house and yard, although I've thought about putting some of them out in a chicken tractor in the llama/sheep pasture.