My chicks are only 5 days old and I'm ready for eggs.
I have a credit card that gives me Amazon.com credit each time I use it. I received a coupon from them today letting me know I had $25 to blow online, something I've been waiting for. I went to Amazon's website and ordered my Calphalon 10-inch omelette pan and an egg cookbook, "The Good Egg: More than 200 Fresh Approaches from Breakfast to Dessert". Let's go girls!
Today the chicks moved out to the coop. The weather is nice and warm and is going to stay that way from the looks of the weather reports. The chooks have their 250 watt heat lamp to keep them cozy and the coop is comfortable. I should know, I've been checking them about every half hour! I miss having them in the house. It was nice to hear their little peeps in the background. But they were ready for the coop. As soon as I released them, they ran around like crazy kids that have been cooped up for too long! I laughed out loud as I watched them zip around, tiny wings a-flappin'!
Tomorrow I'll get them out to play in the green grass again. I've been getting them out in small groups and letting them forage in the lawn each day. I am amazed at how good they are at honing in on the slightest movement from the tiniest of bugs. I watched as three chicks feasted on little winged ants today! The Barred Rocks seem especially adept at foraging followed by the Black Australorps. The Buff Orpingtons are content to let others do most of the searching, then they zoom in like laser beams once something has been found!
What wondersome creatures.
OK, it's time to check the babies again!