We've stared handling them on a daily basis to get them used to human interaction. None of them are too fond of the "giant hands from above" right now, but that will start to change when we can start giving them treats in the next couple weeks. They will move outside in about a month into the small coop. Then they will have ground to scratch and a roost to perch on. They are still too young for those things now.
Here are some pictures taken today.
|In the box while I cleaned their brooder and put in a fresh towel.|
|The blonde one.|
|Getting held while I cleaned the brooder.|
|Our pup Cooper is very interested in the babies.|
|Back in the brooder (our bathtub).|
The older hens are doing great too. We are getting at least three eggs a day, but we usually get four or five. Maple and Omelette are still laying smallish eggs, but they are perfect in every way. Yadi still looks scraggly, but the other two "old ladies" are still beautiful.