a convergence of tea time thoughts for ladies

5 week old chicks

chicks almost 5 weeks old close up on roost

They’ll be 5 weeks old in 2 days.     I put this one in the photo up there on the roost, but they don’t want to fly up there yet.  My flock of Rhode Island Reds  from a few years back were much more flighty and at 5 weeks old they’d fly to the 4 and 5 ft. roosts.   Bigger breeds are not big flyers as the forging breeds.

Below -  Aerial view of their feeder; they are done with the chick feeder with separate holes in it and now using this feeder which holds more and  hangs from a pulley.  Every few days I sprinkle flax meal around their feeder instead of baby grit.

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Below: They all ran when they saw that camera come down into their box.

chicks almost 5 weeks old scared of camera

Below :  They started coming out of the two boxes today and walked around the coop exploring ;many were curious about my boots and I snapped this picture of two of them.

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chicks almost 5 weeks old  at shoe

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