Saturday, June 7, 2014

Meet the chicks!

Our fledgling* little flock is comprised of two breeds: Ameraucanas and Silkies. When adopted, the Ameraucanas were 5 days old and the Silkies were 2 weeks. Their adult coop is being built inside a ship shaped tree house so we decided the chickens' names should stick with the theme; silkies are sailors/pirates and Ameraucanas are from Gilligan's Island.

Their live video cam is embedded in the post below. 

*After using this word I questioned it's true meaning. And hey, I've just learned something new! Fledge - the act of a chick's parents raising it to a fully grown state. 


  1. Starbuck's real name is Scruffy. I called it day 1.

    1. What about her twin, Captain Jackie Sparrow? (For the first few days they were identical except for size). Scruffy and Buffy? Scruffy and Scrappy?