Chicks meet the outside.
My daffodils are blooming a month early. I’m not about to complain!
We took our chicks outside into the grass for the first time yesterday. They were not particularly impressed, preferring to be held and hide under us more than anything.
They may be a wee bit spoiled. :)
This is Minnie Pearl. Tractor Supply had a sign up saying she is a Barred Rock, but she doesn’t have the white spot on her head like Barred Rock chicks should.
I asked the store employee if he knew why the spots were missing from every chick and he said he didn’t know but they were definitely Barred Rocks. I got one anyway because they were adorable. I’m hoping Minnie Pearl is a girl.
When I got home I looked up some other breeds of black chickens and sure enough Minnie is a Jersey Giant chicken. I thought she didn’t look like any of the Barred Rocks I’d ever owned. I don’t know why Tractor Supply is always so clueless. Oh well. I’ve always wanted to own a Jersey Giant!
These sisters are Golden Comets, or also called Red Sex Links. Bred for laying large brown eggs.
I’ve had some Golden Comets in the past that were standoffish, but these girls are super friendly! One of them in particular. She loves to hop up on your hand and be held any time you reach into the cage. The friendliest one is named Cinderella (might change that later…sorry Rosie.) The other one Rosie named Kami. You can only tell them apart from behind. Kami has longer wing feathers, Cinderella’s wing feathers are abnormally stunted though oddly that doesn’t stop her from flying. Kami also has darker stripes down her back, which will disappear when she feathers out into her adult feathers.
Amber, the Amberlink chick flew in to Ada’s lap to visit. They didn’t like the grass!
Chicks are so fun! :)
Ada looks just like my mom. Sometimes it kind of freaks me out, the amount of resemblance.
Sleeping Beauty the bantam gold laced thing on the left, a white Silkie in the middle named Snowbell, and Queenie the silver laced bantam something on the right.
The chick is thinking, “Please don’t twist my head off!!”
The other Silkie chick, which is also named Snowbell.
Sitting on my father in-law’s truck.
Tyler and my FIL were installing these doors for our laundry closet while we were playing outside.
I’m so excited. There was a sheet nailed to the wall there before and it was so annoying. Every time I tried to do laundry I got tangled in the big sheet. Not to mention it looked fugly!
Our kitchen seems so different with nice doors there. I love it. I can’t wait to install doors on the rest of the closets in our house too, currently there are none. One has curtains and the rest are just open because the old doors didn’t stay on. I got tired of those big wooden sliding doors falling on my feet and hitting me in the head so I took them off. Who knew proper closet doors could improve your quality of life so much? AH!
The rest of my house is a disaster. I’m decluttering and reorganizing everything, especially our out of control toys. Time for Ada and me to take a shower and get back to the cleaning…Ada is currently dancing mosh pit style to a CD of children’s songs. Rosie is happily playing in her room. We took down her loft bed and set up the bottom bunk only and rearranged her room. She’s quite happy and can’t wait for her own pair of non-dangerous closet doors, haha.