One of the young lives in the photo above got his Learner’s Permit today! I’m guessing that the Jesus strap will be getting a workout tonight when we drive to the factory area behind Bunnings to have his first driving lesson.
Anyway, here are the baby chicks out on the grass for the first time in their lives.
I like the quizzical ‘head to one side’ look that the white chick on the end is throwing me.
At first they banded together a bit nervously, huddling close to David2’s lap, then gradually the lure of the grass took over and they started enjoying themselves.
Then they started fluttering around, while the bigger hens looked out from the back window of their coop. All of the mammals (apart from David2 and I ) were locked inside. The chicks stayed out for 10 minutes or so until they seemed to be getting a little bit cold, so they were bundled back into David2’s pocket and taken back inside. The freedom must have gone to their heads. Later that night, the black one fluttered out of the box that was their living quarters on the top of David2’s desk. Luckily, David2 was in the room at the time, because given the mess that’s in there, if the chick had’ve ended up in the floordrobe we would never have found it.
Now they live UNDER the desk, in a dog crate left over from my dog breeding days, pre children.
Nice how these things come in handy!