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chicks in flight – 13 days old

Gloria and Cleo have both flown to the top of the brooder a couple of times during the last 2 days. I wanted to see what they would do if they actually got a chance to stay up there, so I put down some pillows in case of a fall, and got ready to catch them. Gloria took the bait, and really didn’t know what to do once she got perched up there. I rescued her when she started to look off balance, but she didn’t try it again for the rest of the day, even though she had plenty of opportunity. A little too scary after all? All of the chicks are now getting feathers on their backs, especially Fluffy, and the 2 cockerels (boys) are getting distinct combs on their beaks. My daughters friend came over today, and we fed them out of our hands. Cleo couldn’t decide whether to eat out of my hand or ride on it. I also filmed them settling down for a nap together. I think it’s hilarious how they all try to get comfortable and can’t fall asleep until everyone is. Tomorrow they are 2 weeks old! Maybe we’ll give them a special treat to celebrate. Some corn maybe? Or spaghetti noodles? I hear they get excited about that because they think it looks like worms.

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