Originally Posted by pattyhen
Chickens are characters aren't they?
They are such characters! You should have seen all the odd looks Margie was getting from the other girls. Like, "Something's different here... What are those? Is that normal?!"
Bunch of silly girls! Reuben hasn't come up to see them yet, can't wait until he does! His reaction ought to be amazing!!
Mama's out of the nest, but is still sitting a lot. We ended up having to pull her off the nest because she took a big, giant, nasty poop in it!!
So she is sitting on her babies in her little section of the coop, clucking to them and keeping them warm.
I think Baby 4 is still getting its land legs and that's why she's waiting still. I put a little food next to her and she ate it like she was starved, and the oldest three babies got a mini-lesson in eating. Baby 4 is standing and bobbling around and getting fluffier now, so it shouldn't be long before lessons really begin!
Pictures!! First off, Baby 4! It looks so silvery!
Mama's not liking all the attention, though!
Here's Baby 1 in Mama's butt fluff!
And Baby 2 in Mama's wing! This one is such a stinker already!!
Baby 3 getting a short eating lesson from mom!
Baby 4 telling Mama about the mean human that picked it up without permission!!
"Mama's gonna get you now!!" Oh my gosh, its little face!!
Here's a couple shots of what I usually see, though.
Babies? What babies?
Margie has such pretty eyes...
We're thinking about names now! I want one of them to be Ben, short for either Benjamin or Benjamina depending on if it's a boy or a girl, and one to be Marka, which is Persian for 'chicken' and seems like it could work well for either sex.
Benjamin was one of the original names I was considering for Reuben, and Marka is a word related to the name Margaret, so I thought that would be fitting for two of them. Gotta decide which, though! And figure out the rest of them, of course!