Chickens Stories from Our Nest

A Matter of Size

She is the tiny little head toward the top right.

Dottie Speckles is growing up fast.  While the others are almost 4 weeks old and appear to be in their awkward teenage stage, Dottie is 4 days old.  Yet, she thinks she is one of the big kids!  I often find her shouldering her way in between the others that are taking a drink and eating.  She also loves to stand in the middle of their morning scratch treat.  She is not afraid of the scratch frenzy that occurs!  She enjoys preening and scratching amongst the floor shavings.  I think that she has even begun to pick-up the others’ bad habits!  Dottie loves to be the center of attention.  I think that Tilly is going to meet her match when I introduce Dottie to the rest of the flock.

Dolly decided this morning that she wanted to be with her big family.  I returned her early to the run this morning.  She is having a great time.  Later, I will see if she wants to return to her chicks.  It’s up to her today.  In the meantime, I would not be surprised if Dottie is running the entire show next week.


Here she is next to one possible rooster

Photo credits:  Tilly’s Nest

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