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Chicks for the weekend

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We’re having a few friends stay with us for the weekend.  Three very small feathery friends that is.  My youngest daughter brought three little chicks home from school for the weekend.  They are so cute and noisy!


I didn’t realize the work it takes in caring for these little creatures. Remind me of having a puppy or bunny.  You have to change their bedding everyday, give them fresh water and feed, take them outside so they can roam and enjoy fresh air and nature.  At night they need warmth to sleep and for that we attach a heat lamp to their box.  Also one of them which my daughter named Caramel ( the bigger tan colored chick) likes to perch alot…we think it might end up being a rooster.  It wants to go everywhere, and for that we need to keep an eye on him and keep some type of ventilated cover on the box.  The grate from our wood stove works great for that.


Our sweet doggy Lily(pictured here) has been keeping an eye on them since we got them.  She needs to be next to them at all times, she acts like an overprotective mother hen (pun intended.)  I don’t know if its motherly instincts? She’s never had puppies, but she whines and licks them if I let her sniff them.  Our adventure will be over on Monday morning when these cuties have to go back to the science classroom at school.  Until then we’ll cuddle them, get pooped on by them and contemplate if we should get our own? But first, I hear summer vacation calling my name.


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