It was nice to finally get outside! Since it was rather warm, I decided to let the chicks out for a short while. It was still a little cool and since they've still got most of their down feathers, they weren't out long.
Long enough to check out the dog and start learning how to scratch and forage for bugs/worms.
If I didn't know that they were not related, I'd think she hatched this one!
Kitten even got into the action. Henrietta ran her off though. Animals are hilarious if you just watch their body language.
With thoughts of spring coming, comes thoughts of new chickens. And when you go into a store that has chicks, the urge to buy them is overwhelming! Of course I HAD to give in to that urge!
The "first" set I bought, I bought in error. For some reason I had straight runs mixed up with pullets. Straight runs and unsexed and pullets "should be" females. So my little black chicks are going to be a tossup.
The "second" set of chicks I bought "should be" all females. And hopefully they are the same as what I got last year, because I love my buff orffington. Only time will tell. The dog still loves them though.
This picture cracks me up. I'm not sure if it's a "are you my momma" standoff or a "dude, get out of our food" standoff.
Chicks are just adorable!
She really wanted nothing to do with them, just their food. I swear she's a pig in a hen costume.