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The Fancy Chickens

We’ve decided to move the big girls – Rhoda, Raquel, Rosie, Ruby, and Ramona out to the farm with the 25 farm chicks. This will be in 5 or 6 weeks when they are fully feathered and it’s warm enough for them to live outside. The big girls have gotten quite demanding (translation: noisy) in the morning when they want to be let out of their run into the backyard. Rhoda starts squawking between 7:00 and 7:30, and that’s a bit too early to be making a such a ruckus. Of course I will need some new chickens for the backyard flock, and really, what’s a few more chicks when you already have 25? This time around I am going to try not to spoil them rotten and hopefully they will be slightly better behaved (translation: less squawking, less begging for treats at the back door, and less pooping on the deck!) We bought 5 fancy breed chicks and are hoping that at least 3 turn out to be girls. Any roosters will have to move out to the farm. Here are pics of the chicks as well as photos of what they should look like when they are all grown up.

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