Can't help it, I'm proud.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chocobo, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Chocobo

    Chocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2011
    So last night I turned the brooder light off completely because in a week my 5 week old chicks will be moving outside and I wanted them to get used to darkness.
    After one minute of peeping they promptly fell asleep and didn't wake up until I turned the light back on this morning.
    On top of that I took them outside for a few minutes and while munching on some clover they suddenly all ran straight for a bush to hide.
    I couldn't figure out what spooked them but when I looked up there was a hawk gliding stealthily along.
    Not only did my chicks sleep through their first scary night in the dark but they were smart enough to know a hawk was bad news and hide even though they've never seen one before.
    I realize these are all instincts but I can't help it. I'm still proud. [​IMG]
  2. [​IMG] good babies!!! [​IMG]
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011

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