Today was a traveling day. We returned home from a couple of days visiting relatives in the Berkshires. I am usually anxious after a long trip to return to the girls and see what they have been doing. I am also curious to see if they remember me.
First I visited with the chicks. Apparently, the chicks decided to grow like little weeds! They all seem so much bigger than when I left. Their bodies are completely feathered and now their head feathers are beginning to appear. Dottie Speckles is also growing. As she is now one week old, I am beginning to see signs of wing feathers. Can you believe the chicks are eating about a pound of food per day? It is amazing that at 5 weeks, the older chicks are starting to look like mini-chickens!
Next, I went out to the main coop and flock. Everyone was so happy to see me. They came running across the run. I even think I saw Oyster Cracker leap for joy. It is so nice to get such a warm welcome! Everyone enjoyed taking their turns with me. Later, as I opened the nesting boxes, the three broody girls were still sitting on their invisible eggs. This made me smile the most. Everything is just as I left it.