Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A day in the life of the city chicks

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 The city chicks are up with the birds…literally.

{And don’t even think about being late or Pecky Sue will fuss at you!}

A little breakfast of chicken food and some fresh water prepare the city chicks for the hard day’s work that lies ahead of them.

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Later in the morning usually means a snack of kitchen scraps for the city chicks


checking the nesting boxes for eggs.

November 4, 2011 012 A brown speckled egg…not sure why it is speckled.  Need to research that because sometimes they aren’t speckled.

Most of the city chicks’ days are spent exercising and digging for bugs.  Sometimes they exercise in the run, sometimes in the chicken tractor, and sometimes {if they are lucky and we are home} they get a day of roaming around the yard.  They love those days!

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In the afternoon, another round of snacks are delivered to the chickens (they are definitely well fed).  Some days it might be kitchen scraps.  Most days it is a few shovels full of yard compost (leaves, grass clippings) and some chicken scratch.  They also get some fresh water and chicken feed.

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As the sunlight fades, the city chicks tuck themselves in for the night. 

We simply come in to close the coop door


say goodnight to our hard working city chicks.

November 4, 2011 017 The girls on their roost for the night

Tomorrow morning, we awake and do it all over again


enjoy the fruits of having some city chicks. {smile}

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  1. Must say, I love, love love the new header! And as you already know I am extremely jealous of your city chicks. I've got to get my own sometime soon.

  2. Thank you, Melissa. The chickens are fun. We've really enjoyed having them. :)


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