Wednesday, April 11, 2012
5 weeks old!
They have lost most of their chick fluff and are in that awkward pre-teen stage now. Redder's feet are HUGE compared to her body, her neck is super long, and she looks like a buzzard. They are not quite fully feathered, but their wings are nicely developed and they easily fly up to the top of their box and onto our hands and shoulders. Chirpy is especially eager to escape the box and her crazy sister who likes to torment her periodically.
Although friends and family have been too kind to mention it, I think our house is starting to smell a bit like a barn. We swap out their box and pine shavings every week, but there's still a faint fowl odor in the air. Oh well, it's a small price to pay for having these funny girls around AND it's a good reminder that they'll need to move outside soon. Otherwise I'd be happy to let them live in our spare bathroom much longer!!