Monday, June 24, 2013

Bye Bye Birdies

We said good-bye to our chicks yesterday!  We kept them for a week after they hatched, and it was pretty incredible to see how much they grew in those days.  Not only did they get bigger, they also got more savvy with their skills....we frequently saw them testing out their wings, and one even managed to jump out of their box so a higher-sided container became necessary!

The kids have really enjoyed this project....and though there were some times that they became a bit overconfident with their handling of chicks, mostly they were gentle and very responsible with them.

"hello?  chickies?"

we loved seeing their little wings grow!

Yesterday, we took them out to a farm, and the kids enjoyed seeing the horses & other chickens.  All but two of them will stay at this farm with Farmer Mark & his wife; the other 2 went to a friend who is beginning the chicken-raising process!

These guys are about a month and a half old.

 While I will definitely miss having the chickies around, I am looking forward to not having to check on them all day long, and to be honest, my living room was starting to smell a little farm-ish! 


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