To keep them safe, the chicks had spent most of their time in the chicken tractor until the other day. Michael let them out in the yard for a few hours and they had a blast!
The first order of business was figuring out how to get out and how to get back in
which is not an easy thing…
Really sisters, come join us!
Or maybe we need to go home..
No worries, we’ll come your way
Iris to eat, how tasty!
Or just good old bugs in the grass.
I think I’ll learn to fly in all of this open space…
Mr Mallard stopped by for dinner.
He’s beautiful and he knows it!
Mrs Mallard flew in as well.
Mr Mallard said “Be careful around those young one’s dear!”
She’s loves him but she’s very independent. I think I heard her say “I can more than hold my own with these young whippersnappers!”
The chickens didn’t seem to worry too much about the ducks visiting. Maybe that’s because Mr and Mrs Mallard often say hi as they walk past the tractor.
Time for dinner…
He always stands guard when she eats. It’s really cute!
Time to go home, this yard is a little too crazy for us tonight!
No worries, the chicks will keep things hopping…
Hey sisters, I think there’s something good over here..
On second thought, let’s head over the fence and look for some lettuce seedlings. I hear their really tasty!
Or not, depends on your palate 🙂
The party went on until they went home at dusk.
Those young chickens love to party!
I was ready for bed at nine 😉