Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Little pterosaurs

The chickies are doing well in their corner of the sheep fold. I love to hear their sweet little peeps – a sound totally incongruous with their awkward adolescence. All legs and feet and scruffy plumage, only an enamored 11-year-old boy would call them "pretty" (and does). Looks like they are going to turn out more "red" than "golden;" oh well. :-/

This morning after filling their feeder, I kneeled down and took some pictures.
Yep, they're curious. :-)

That's it for today from . . .

9 comments:

Susan said...

I love that age! And they ARE pretty!

Kelly said...

Brian has a good eye. Love the shot of the chicken checking you out. Made me chuckle.

Mama Pea said...

Gosh, they look to be almost beyond that gawky adolescent age already . . . well, except for their voices changing.

C-ingspots said...

I enjoyed their little peeps that day when they were here at the clinic too. A lot! Their smell? Not so much. :)

Shula said...

I always think of this as their jurassic age, and see why people say dinosaurs and birds are related. my ducklings are going through it now but they are only 3 weeks old!

Cynthia said...

So cute. We had a mama hen bring her first clutch out of her box today. She lasted 1 minute and hauled them back in. I love spring!

I saw this a few minutes age and thought of you.
Very sweet little photo montage....

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fashion-and-beauty/fashion/in-photos-the-best-of-the-beautiful-bulldog-contest/article11477820/

Leigh said...

Great photos Michelle. It's true, they looks so much like some sort of dinosaur. Pretty amazing how they grow from chicks into chickens.

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Wonderful pictures - they have such character even at an early age. That awkward adolescent stage in chickens is so much faster than the same stage in humans!

farmlady said...

Their so cute... gawky little teenagers.