Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Latest Hatch of Chicks

Ken just moved some chicks from the brooder space to an area near the house. 

It always amazes me how much people fear cats in close proximity to birds - note the cat sleeping on the chair.  Our experience is that cats prefer rodents.

And Oscar the Dog takes his job of protecting the place and its animal life quite seriously - we don't worry about predators with him on duty.  A working dog is an invaluable part of any farm.  Not only does Oscar keep predators out, he works to alert me to get chicks back inside if they get out.

Also in this space is the prior batch of chicks - they are at that gawky age.  The first night without their moms, they were pretty loud, but they seem to be fine.

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