Sunday, February 22, 2015

News from the Peeps - week one!!


Hi third graders!

We are really liking our warm and cozy brooder box ... it's about 3 feet by 5 feet and it has fluffy wood shavings on the bottom, lots of food and water, and a lovely warm light in the corner for us to take a nap under.

We are starting to grow our wing feathers, and some of us some teeny-tiny tail feathers.

Wing feathers obvious and signs of tail feathers sprouting.

See my cute little tail feathers growing back there!

We really enjoyed a treat of sprouted seeds the other day! Today we're trying some scrambled eggs!

We'll see you at the end of the week!

Cheep, cheep from your PEEPS!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Before and After

We adopted seven rooster-weary, feather-beaten hens in September last year (2014).
http://atr-sp.blogspot.com/2014/09/new-chicks-in-flock.html


As you can see they were a pretty sorry sight when they came to us :(

Super Betty wore her apron/cape proudly! 
With a rooster-free coop, a little TLC, and some attempts at aprons for a little extra warmth and protection ... I thought you might be interested in seeing how beautiful they are now!





Two of the girls are yet to finish re-feathering ... Anna, who had bare shoulders and a bald head when we got her decided to molt in December ... so she almost looks worse (see below.) I think Lacey is doing the same, as she still has a bald back (though the patch is smaller) ... and she has managed to get the apron off three or four times now. Despite that she is enduring our sub-freezing winter just fine.


Now waiting for them to start laying again! Come on Spring!