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Today’s Fad: Flapping

When I awoke this morning, I discovered that Harriet had sprouted wings, seemingly out of nowhere.


They have all been practicing their flapping this morning, but Harriet’s definitely best at it. I tried to catch some flapping action shots, but my digital camera moves too slowly. I was only able to catch half a flap.


I made a little jungle gym for them out of kindling and rolled-up newspaper, so that they can exercise their winglets. They like it a lot. (Funny that none of my chicken books mention adding toys to the brood box.)

I had better post these pictures from Sunday, before they expire completely.

Chicks dig visiting with distant relatives:


Chicks dig knitting:


(But you knew that already.)

8 comments to Today’s Fad: Flapping

  • Sam

    My goodness they are growing fast! I can’t wait to read about their troubled teenage times in a few weeks.

  • How cute! I love the color of Harriet!

  • Harriet is such an overachiever! And so beautiful.

    I have such chick fever… but when I was in bed late last night, listening to the irritating neighborhood dogs bark bark barking, I wondered if the chickens would be scared of the dogs or if the chickens would make the dogs bark more. I don’t like either thought. The only option is to move!

  • Northmoon

    Chicken jungle gym – love it!

  • Jennifer

    Your chick posts are making it hard for me to sound like a thoughtful adult. (OMG peeps!)

    They grow up so fast! Harriet’s tailio feathers are fuzzing up well. Also, I think toys are an excellent idea. Pic?

  • a video would be nice(hint hint)

  • The first time my husband tried giving a toy to chicks, they all mashed themselves into a corner in hysteria “OMG! OMG! It’s a chicken-eating monster!! OMG!”
    Amusing creatures, but not smart…