The big chicks, Ursula and Athena have been defying gravity lately. Their breed descriptions say that they bear confinement well and that they are not flighty, I guess the exceptions prove the rules. They are locked into their fence every morning and by lunchtime they are scratching anywhere in the yard that they please. They both have their wings clipped and are heavier weight birds, so flying really isn't really a possibility, but they have been observed throwing themselves over the four foot fence by sheer force of will. Keeping them in is such a challenge, the fence is to protect them from roaming dogs and to keep them out of the road, but if they throw themselves over it, it can't do a thing for them. At least I know when the little ones are fenced in the Brahmas will be so darned heavy that the laws of physics will keep them in, I think.
Time for a chickie fix...
|Diana on the feeder, Circe back left, Freya and Bubbles front right|
These are the same little balls of fluff that arrived not quite a month ago!!
|Circe and Diana on March 12th|