Peep, Cheep and Sleepy are Six Weeks Old!

Our latest adventures at Green Mountain Farm

Green Mountain Farm

Chickens - our first chicks are six weeks old

The very first chicks we hatched on our farm are now six weeks old! Their mama, Puffy is just as nurturing as ever, and they don’t stray from her side. At night, they still try to squeeze under their mama’s protective wings. But they won’t fit for long; they are quickly catching up in size!

For their first two weeks, we kept the chicks and their mama in a box in our garage. They were so tiny, and seemed so vulnerable. She showed them how to drink and eat, but they were rarely out of the comfort of her wings for more than several minutes at a time.

We couldn’t believe how big they had grown in just two weeks. We moved their box into the nursery coop at the same time that the other chickens got moved into the larger coop. Only Puffy’s sister, Fluffy, remained in the nursery coop with…

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