Chicks Grow Up Fast

Photo by Audrey Pavia My three baby chicks when they were still little, peeking out from momma’s breast. I was outside this morning doing chores when I looked over at the lawn where my flock of chickens was gathered. For a second, I couldn’t tell the hens from the pullets. That’s when I realized that […]

Large Baby Chicks

Photo by Audrey Pavia Maybelline, one of my chickzillas. I had no idea how fast my baby chicks would grow. Every day, it seems like they are visibly larger than the day before. It was barely two months ago when they were tiny little fuzz balls, peeping incessantly to help mom keep constant tabs on […]

Extended Family

Photo by Audrey Pavia Baby Jo has taken to mothering my other hen’s chicks. My three chicks are 1 month old now, and they are out and about in the yard with the rest of the flock. They stay close to their mom most of the time. The rest of the time, they are with […]

Waiting on Babies

Photo by Audrey Pavia Betty Jo is one of the hens sitting on a clutch of eggs in my coop. Baby Jo and Betty Jo are sitting on a clutch they laid in the coop. They take turns, so I’m assuming the clutch has eggs laid by both hens. When the eggs hatch, it will […]