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Old 07-06-2012, 12:32 AM   #411
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I know, she's already tricked me into loving her.

I'm not a dog person, I'm not a dog person...
Yes you are!
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #412
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Learning to FLY!

Look, Ma, I can fly!

The chicks will be three weeks' old Sunday, and several of them are spreading their wings and learning to fly. I do not clip wings--flight does give the birds the opportunity to escape predators/threats. It also makes them much harder for the humans to catch them. Their wing feathers have come in, but the rest of their feathers have not developed. Their little tails have developed--something I didn't think about--the tails are so small when they hatch, you don't really notice that they have tails...they do now! Must get out there with my camera today. They are going in and out today, perching on top of their feeders, the "nest box" in which they sleep...and peeping none stop. They grow up so fast!

I do remember the young Plymouth Rocks and how hard they were to corral when they didn't want to go into their area...I've gotten smarter, I now have a butterfly net to use if I need to catch one. Once they reach their adult weights, the ability to fly diminishes, but there is a lot of time between now and then. I don't know how well the butterfly net will work if they take flight...Who knew having chickens could be so much FUN!
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #413
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Learning to FLY!

Look, Ma, I can fly!

The chicks will be three weeks' old Sunday, and several of them are spreading their wings and learning to fly. I do not clip wings--flight does give the birds the opportunity to escape predators/threats. It also makes them much harder for the humans to catch them. Their wing feathers have come in, but the rest of their feathers have not developed. Their little tails have developed--something I didn't think about--the tails are so small when they hatch, you don't really notice that they have tails...they do now! Must get out there with my camera today. They are going in and out today, perching on top of their feeders, the "nest box" in which they sleep...and peeping none stop. They grow up so fast!

I do remember the young Plymouth Rocks and how hard they were to corral when they didn't want to go into their area...I've gotten smarter, I now have a butterfly net to use if I need to catch one. Once they reach their adult weights, the ability to fly diminishes, but there is a lot of time between now and then. I don't know how well the butterfly net will work if they take flight...Who knew having chickens could be so much FUN!
All I can think of is the Peter Pan song, "I Can Fly".
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #414
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Learning to FLY!

Look, Ma, I can fly!

The chicks will be three weeks' old Sunday, and several of them are spreading their wings and learning to fly. I do not clip wings--flight does give the birds the opportunity to escape predators/threats. It also makes them much harder for the humans to catch them. Their wing feathers have come in, but the rest of their feathers have not developed. Their little tails have developed--something I didn't think about--the tails are so small when they hatch, you don't really notice that they have tails...they do now! Must get out there with my camera today. They are going in and out today, perching on top of their feeders, the "nest box" in which they sleep...and peeping none stop. They grow up so fast!

I do remember the young Plymouth Rocks and how hard they were to corral when they didn't want to go into their area...I've gotten smarter, I now have a butterfly net to use if I need to catch one. Once they reach their adult weights, the ability to fly diminishes, but there is a lot of time between now and then. I don't know how well the butterfly net will work if they take flight...Who knew having chickens could be so much FUN!
Pictures!! We need to see the little ones.
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Pictures!! We need to see the little ones.
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By the time I got out there--they were all in bed...tomorrow morning, camera--check--chick food--check.
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I haven't read through the entire thread, but wanted to mention...

Do you watch Storage Wars? I caught one of the funniest episodes. Barry finds vintage red chicken sunglasses in an abandoned storage locker, then goes to get them appraised in his chicken caddy - eating (what else?) a drumstick. lol. Here's the footage on the chicken glasses, etc.

Chicken Glasses - YouTube
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Hmmmmm...where can I find those auto accessories for the Volvo, a/k/a chicken taxi?
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