Friday, March 2, 2007

The chicks have settled in nicely

Chicks one and two have settled in since last night. They are no longer peeping incessantly (peeping is a sign of distress) and they've carved out little spots to sleep on their towel.

Last night I discovered that chicks do sleep through the night, which is great. Their brooder is in the living room so that I can keep an eye on them. It would have been a long night of peeping and chick-wrestling if they had been up all night, but at around 11pm they started to look drowsy and then they settled in for the night.

Chick two has a very uniquely striped and speckled outfit she parades around in. When she grows up she'll have exuberant sideburns, which should be adorable. This is her drinking water while chick one eyes me warily. "You aren't gonna mess with my little sister, are you?" They like to play chase around the food dish and they snuggle together to sleep. Very sweet. I need to get them some chick toys to play with. Hmmm...


V said...

Aw, they really are cute. I'm glad they seem to be calming down and getting used to their surroundings. What does Lucky dog think of them?

MissoulaChick said...

Lucky is absolutely fascinated. He spends a lot of time staring into the chick-bin watching them romp around. When they peep too loudly he whines back at them. When the chicks first got here yesterday Lucky decided that chickwatching was more important than eating his dinner, which was shocking to me.

I had to sit next to him on the floor, across the house from the chicks, to get him to eat his kibbles. And this was after two hours of straight chickwatching, whining, and sniffing.