New chicks

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We discovered today that one of our hens has hatched three chicks. A couple weeks ago, this hen went broody. We figured we might as well let her sit on some eggs, so Stephen put her up in a separate pen and collected eggs from some of the other hens for her to sit on.

We’re not exactly sure when they hatched, but from looking at the chicks it was probably yesterday or the day before. They’re pretty fluffy to have hatched today, but they can’t be much more than 2 or 3 days old. Stephen checks on this hen daily when he feeds the other birds, but today was the first day he noticed the chicks.

The pictures I took really didn’t turn out very well. Those little chicks run so quickly that most of the pictures just have little blurs in them. Here’s a short video clip though. . . My favorite is the grey chick.

While we were outside, we decided to take advantage of the 70* weather. Stephen and I started digging up our strawberries to move them to raised beds. They multiply so quickly. We only got about three feet of one row dug up, but there were enough plants from that to plant two 8×4 raised beds. We’re hoping these raised beds will be better for the berries and will produce a better yield. We’ll see.

It was so beautiful today and it was so nice being outside. I just love this warmer weather we’ve been having!

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6 thoughts on “New chicks”

  1. That’s an awesome video. They are so cute! If we ever have chickens again, you’re going to have to teach me a thing or two 🙂

  2. Just wanted to leave a note telling you how much I enjoy your site! : ) I always seem to learn something. : ) I’m new to the blogging world and I’m very happy to have happened upon another IFB lady’s site!

    Blessings to you,
    Jillian

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