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Chickens Stories from Our Nest

When they were chicks

Here are the two Buff Orpingtons when they were 3 days old.  Still as curious as ever.   It is hard to believe that they look like full grown chickens within about 6 weeks.  They are on an organic feed from Vermont.  Who know there were so many options with the feed; mash, crumbles, pellets.  Our girls at 16 weeks are now on layer pellets.  They seem to be less messy and the girls don’t mind.

The Austrolorp, Tilly, is the head hen.  She has been at the pecking order since day 1.  It is amazing to see them grow.  She is a sweet gentle natured girl.  She is not the biggest anymore, but that does not seem to matter.  They all have unique personalities and funny quirks.  I never thought that I would ever love a chicken let alone all 6 of them.