|Six Sweet Chicks|
The water container, I realized, was more suited a a flock of six or eight grown chicks -way to big for these babies. I replaced it with a smaller bowl of water and some small stones in it to keep them from falling in and drowning (I'm saving the larger water container for their teenage period).
|Queen Of The Water And Rocks|
Their first day was chaotic for them and me. They spent hours running non-stop in circles, checking everything out. I know that hatching is exhausting for a chick and they would sleep a lot. Not these... though they did take a lot of quick, short, stand up naps. I did wonder, since they weren't slowing down, if there might really be something wrong so I check in with some other chick friends and they assured me the six-ring-circus was absolutely normal! The fact that they had no physical issues that kept them from bouncing off the walls I took as another good sign. Yay!
I'm keeping them and their brooder dry, clean and at 95 degrees. I also need to keep an eye on the strange spot on the Polish Crested.