Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Saturday, March 9, 2013

It's been a week...

The little chicks have been with us for one week now and are doing well. You can almost watch them grow - they are feathering out and just one week has made a huge difference in their appearance. 
Since it's been a week, we decided to add a little perch to their box and they love it. It's just the cutest thing to watch the little gals perching on that branch.
Die Kueken sind mittlerweile eine Woche bei uns, und sie wachsen und gedeihen. Die Federn fangen zu wachsen an und man kann regelrecht zusehen wie die Kueken gross werden. Eine Woche hat einen riesigen Unterschied gemacht! Wir haben den Kueken mittlerweile auch einen Ast in die Box getan, damit sie sich daran gewoehnen koennen auf einer Stange zu sitzen. Ihnen scheint es zu gefallen und es sieht echt niedlich aus, wenn sie darauf sitzen. 
Precious likes being held. :-)
Precious laesst sich gerne halten. :-)
 Elvis likes to perch on our hands.
Elvis sitzt gerne auf unseren Haenden.
 Blondie and Priscilla have discovered the perch.
Blondie und Priscilla haben den Ast entdeckt.
 Precious again...
Wieder Precious...
 Just look at those cuties!! :-)
Sind sie nicht niedlich!! :-)
This morning I added some clumps of grass to their box. They stared at it for a bit and then went to town on it. 
Heute morgen habe ich ein paar Klumpen Gras in die Box getan. Erst haben sie ein bissl entgeistert darauf geschaut, hat aber nicht lange gedauert und sie haben es sich schmecken lassen. 

We're in the process of building a coop now. I'll show pictures of that later... By "we" I of course mean Greg... ;-)
Wir sind gerade dabei einen Huehnerstall zu bauen. Bilder davon zeige ich wenn der Stall fertig ist. Oh, wenn ich "wir" sage, meine ich natuerlich Greg... ;-)

17 comments:

  1. This is so exciting to watch as they progress! My cousin recently bought some chicks, as well. Continue to enjoy them!

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    1. We do enjoy them a lot Dianna. They are so much fun to watch! :-)

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  2. Einfach süß Eure Hühnergesellschaft!
    Wie lustig es wohl erst wird wenn sie draußen wohnen !
    Schönen Sonntag noch !
    Tschüss
    Doris

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    1. Dankeschoen Doris. :-) Ich bin schon mal gespannt wie es wird wenn sie draussen sind... Mache mir immer noch Gedanken wegen den Hunden, wir hoffen, dass wir sie bis dahin an die Kueken gewoehnt haben. Euch auch einen schoenen Sonntag!

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  3. We got 18 chicks Friday and they are so fun to watch. That is a great idea about putting a stick in for roosting. Going to do that today.

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    1. 18 chicks, how fun! I wish we could have more, but since we live in a subdivision, we need to take it easy. If all works out, we might try and add two more next year... The idea for the roost came from a fb page about chickens. Lots of helpful hints and tips for newbies like us.

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  4. Well they look a lot bigger than last week! They must love their new home :) I hope you continue to give updates, I'm living the farm life through you ;)

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    1. They have grown quite a bit and we had to cover the box with wire, as they are trying to "spread" their wings. :-)

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  5. They grow so fast! Reminds me of how fast our ducks and pigeons grow :) I am so happy for you!!
    xx

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    1. Thank you Leslie, I am thrilled to have them. :-)

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  6. They are the sweetest.....I might have to give up chicken!
    I had no idea they liked to 'perch'. I learn something new everyday!
    XO

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    1. Hannah said the same thing! She said from now on we can't eat chicken anymore... ;-) I knew grown chickens like to perch, but didn't know I should offer the little ones a perch as well. Found a great blog with lots of interesting tips though...

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  8. Oh my goodness - what a precious thing to witness!

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  9. the perch is awesome! What cuties :)

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