Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chicks are popping up all over!

During the night last night, two more quail hatched! One isn't doing so well, it can't seem to stay on its feet. It keeps flopping over. The other one is strutting all over the cage. There is one more egg in the's due to hatch in 4 days.

I got a call from the feed store that his order of chicks all came in today, so after school we stopped off and picked up a dozen cheepers. Boy are they noisy! It was funny because as he and the shop owner were picking them out of the bin, to put in the box to take home, the leghorns kept jumping out of the box and running all over the shop! Finally he got a handle on them (and a lid on the box) and we brought them home.

They are funny to watch! They walk all over each other! They won't last long in the brooder box he has-they will outgrow it in probably a week!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you'll post pictures of the babies soon! They will grow very fast -- ours just moved into a pen on the floor of the barn tonight, since they had outgrown all of their brooder boxes.