There’s a cheeping box in the house! It’s a big box, big enough to have an inner box cave, where the chicks like to hang out in the dark all day.Three little chicks:)
This one is Brownie, HW’s favorite, who was hatched first, with a little help. This is the most vigorous and adventurous chick, but oddly, it’s been getting pasted butt. I’ve never known a hen-raised chick to get pasted butt. I thought the mother hen was proof against it somehow. While I was gone HW was washing chick butts (he really likes this chick), and today I had the pleasure. It’s a lifesaving necessity for pasted butt.
It takes a while to gently soak and wash, and mama freaked out a bit at the absence of her first-hatched. She jumped up on the side of the box, then thought better of the mission and hopped back down in.Lowering Brownie back in.