When you already have a tiny laundry room, the last thing you need in there is a tub full of chickens!
The last two nights have been so cold that even with two lights on their bucket, and the bucket is inside the unheated shop, we couldn’t keep them warm enough. Yesterday morning when I went out to check on them, they were way too cold so I transferred the chickens and their food and their water and their heat lamp into the laundry room.
Speck is so old and has lost most of his hearing and he hasn’t even noticed them in there. See how big they’re getting!
Look at the feathers on their feet. I think that’s the funniest thing. They’re just so cute.
There’s always a favorite and it’s this little guy. He’s one of the ones that hatched out under the lights after the mama chickens died and since he’s the only black one, it’s so easy just to grab him first when I’m holding them. I so hope this one is a hen and not a rooster. It is smaller than the others but a couple of our hens were tiny so it could be that his mom was a smaller hen. Time will tell but I’m so glad to have these six little chicks.