A Chick’s Guide to Stress Management:

1. Get some good friends to help you perform a visual inspection of your surroundings to ensure your personal safety.


2. Cuddle up with something soft and warm.


3. Let go of your cares and settle in for a nice, peaceful nap.



This yellow chick — a buff Orpington, I think — is totally fearless. She’s always the first to check out anything new. She eats out of my hand and doesn’t mind being picked up.


We threw a worm into the cage today for the girls to play with. This little yellow character grabbed it and ran off with it. Unfortunately, when she set it down to get a better look at it, somebody else snatched it and took off. This process went on and on and on for the better end of five minutes — first one bird would get the worm, then another. They pulled it apart and ran around with the pieces, snatching them from each other’s beaks, until a couple of brave souls finally figured out that worms are good to eat.

I’ll blog about something other than my chicks one of these days. Honest I will. I’m just having so much fun watching them grow at the moment (I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but they’ve already grown a lot in the past two days) that I haven’t really given a lot of thought to anything else. It’s hard to pay attention to the rest of the world when you’ve got a flock of fluffy little chicks peeping in the background.