"United we bargain, divided we beg."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chick Update

Still only the same three chicks. The two hens have abandoned the nests now, so there won't be any more. I'm afraid I may have committed an error in moving two hens and two nests into the mama barn: although I gave each hen a live chick and put their nests as far apart as possible, now both hens are trying to cover all three chicks. The chicks don't seem to have a preference at this point but I assume they will soon imprint on one or the other, and then what?


Q said...

Thanks for the update. I am trying to catch up with all my reading. I do plant for the birds and the butterflies. My gardnes are for them.
If you post a photograph of a bug and I know what your bug is I would be happy to tell. I am learning too. I am surrounded with field guides!
Have a great start to Autumn.

Olive said...

Aimee, One has to make a mistake to learn with chooks. At least the 3 chicks will always have 'someone' to car for them.