A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Chicks - 1 Week Old

The chicks are growing...fast! They already have grown quite a few wing feathers and are starting to develop those little pin feathers on their chests...
It has been quite a challenge to keep the temperature high enough in the shed, as the outside temperature still dips below zero most nights. A few of them have developed pasty rear ends...which is likely due to being chilled. This means that I have been chasing them around the coop, trying to catch them so I can clean off their bottoms with a warm cloth.

So far we have only lost one...likely due to being chilled when en route.