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Monday, October 4, 2010
Chirpers Are Perchers
I just went out to close up the chicken coop for the night and found that most of the littlest chicks had made it up onto the high roost. It is 5 feet off the ground with a bamboo ladder leaning against the wall beneath it. I think they must have hopped up the ladder from rung to rung to get up there.
My heart melted seeing the hen all puffed up with several of the chicks peeking out from beneath her.
This is the batch of 13 chicks that are being cooperatively raised by two hens. The other mother stayed on the floor protecting the chicks who had not yet made it up to the roost.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.