We have been having some fun giving the chicks treats for the last two weeks. They have tried lettuce, dandelions, grasshoppers, corn and today they got to try watermellon. Good times! They love things they deem smaller than themselves. If it is too big they won't go near it for quite a while. This pretty fruit they didn't have any trouble attacking. They just jumped right in.
Another thing we have done to amuse them is to hang a suet feeder and fill it with lettuce and strawberries. They were afraid of this basket for a little while and now they devour the treats inside in record time. We want to bribe them into being our friends. We are not too proud.
This beauty is one of the Ross'. Could be Ross-a or Ross-b. I still can't tell the difference. Monica and Rachel still reign as the nicest ones but the two Ross' are pretty excited to fly onto a shoulder if the opportunity presents itself too.
And this is an updated picture of the chicken house. I still have to finish painting the trim on the eaves on the east and west and the window up high above the run but had some difficulties with the ladder. And the fact that the run roof is slick. I decided to wait for Doyle to get home from work to help me. Then the ambulance is only a phone call away and not a long crawl to the house first. I don't enjoy heights very much. I have also started the flower beds around the coop. They will be outlined in river rock and raised up with dirt a little. I still haven't figured out if there is any such thing as chicken proof plantings but the main goal is to keep mud off the walls in the rain. Plus it will finish the whole look nicely. This project has been fun but I am so ready to be completely done and onto something else. It has consumed me and I need a change of focus.