Spring swingers

Edie, 25 day old mystery bantam chick

The little baby chicks are growing like weeds now. And every day they get just a little more beautiful, look a little more like their adult self and gain more and more personality. Karen spends hours looking for things to do for them. They were less than a week old when she introduced their first swing to them. It’s no wonder they took to the swing for their 25 day old photos.

bantam chick

Edie, 25 day old mystery bantam

We’re pretty sure little Edie is going to be a frizzle. Her feathers are a hot mess and she is adorable. She’s always right there looking at me when I am holding one of the other chicks, she fusses a bit when I pick her up and then, she settles right down into my lap. She’s quite proud of her unruly feathers and spends a good deal of time preening. Her dark feathers are kind of brindle right now, just like a greyhound.

Americauna chick

Talley, 25 day old americauna

Talley is the love bug. She curls down in my lap and goes to sleep. She would be happy to be held forever. We have high hopes that once we move them out to their coop they will still let us pick them up.

25 day old bantam chick

Gracie, 25 day old mystery bantam

Gracie is our puff ball. She’s still the smallest member of the flock and just as sweet as can be. We thought she was going to be a silkie, but now we aren’t so sure. This week she had a little crest develop and she still has her fluffy pants and shoes. Stay tuned.

Olive egger chick

Maude, 25 day old olive egger

Miss Maude. We still aren’t sure what she will look like. I have no doubt that she will be beautiful. She also loves to be held and cuddled. She’s a master at playing hard to get, but then, she snuggles right in.

Her feathers have gotten much darker, but most of her pants that she had as a baby have gone away.

Black australorp chick

Hillary, 25 day old black australorp

Hillary is by far our biggest chick. Last week she looked like a bald eagle, this week, not so much a bald eagle. She is the most confident of the chicks and not a fan of playing cuddle chicken. She tolerates it. She watches me like a hawk when I’m holding the other chicks, I guess she’s just watching over them to make sure they are safe.

barred Plymouth Rock chick

Blender, 25 day old barred Plymouth Rock chick

And last but not least, Blender. She has made the most amazing changes of all. She’s stunning with her black and white feathers. She’s gonna be the first one to try and fly. She loves the swing more than any of the other birds and she loves to be held and cuddled.

I knew we would love the chicks, I never in my wildest dreams thought they would become their own personalities nor did I think I would fall so head over heals in love with them.