Hi there everyone!
I became a parent of two very cute little chicks this Saturday without warning! I'd gone to a local agricultural show and it was the last day of the event. The demonstration hatchlings were being given away and I couldn't resist! I don't know the sex of the chicks yet, but having read into it I think that I may have one boy and one girl. The smaller of the two is jumpier and goes to ground, where as the other stands when startled. But I don't really know at all! They are Cobbs and from what I've read if they put too much weight on then they often can't sustain their own weight, so I think I need to keep the diet low nutrition, any tips? I definitely want pets, but I want eggs too, so my plan will be if I get a noisy rooster he may have to go, I'm in a very residential area and don't want to upset all the neighbours!
I plan to add an additional chick or two, preferably a spangled Russian Orloff, once the coop is set up and they have reached permanent outside status. I've been taking my 4 day olds out already, it's been beautiful weather and they have absolutely loved it! I didn't know they could consume so many woodlice! Anything that moved got eaten, I think the tortoise may have been in trouble at one stage!!! They run around chatting to each other, eating and after 10 mins fall asleep, recharge for 2 mins and then start again - so cute! They are already flapping across the garden testing their wings.
I'm hoping due to the great weather they will be ok to go out at about 3 - 4 weeks, but I guess will have to see.
Looking forward to hearing from you all
Here they are with the tortoise!
Foraging for bugs!
Hope you can give me a bit of feedback and anyone