Meet the Newbies!

Remember the box from Monday? Well I drilled holes in it, packed it into the car, and on Saturday we drove six hours to pick these little guys up.

DSCF1547

Among the trio was The Most Interesting Chicken in the World.

"I don't always scratch at the feeder, but when I do I slip and fall on my face."

“I don’t always scratch at the feeder, but when I do I slip and fall on my face.”

They might look like Fancy Teacup Crows, but they are black Barbu d’Anvers. I’m a breed loyalist.

DSCF1563

You might have noticed two of them have black combs. From what I’ve read black pigment can tint the combs when they are young, and isn’t that uncommon in black birds. Their combs should change to regular red as they mature.

DSCF1607

I had forgotten just how tiny baby Barbu d’Anvers are! I mean, I know they have to hatch out of those little eggs but it’s hard to visualize it without actually seeing them.

DSCF1611

I set up a small perch for Suki so she can sit and watch the chicks if she wants. She’s not overly interested in chicks until they’re a bit older and become more active though.

DSCF1620

I apologize in advance for the shameless stream of baby chicken pictures that are likely to flood in for the next few weeks.

DSCF1555

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s