The Dave's are looking all grown up. They are willing to do anything for watermelon but are happy with lettuce, cucumber, and raspberries too.
Spotty Dave has turned out to be more Dave than the others. He struts around, showing off tail feathers and trying to crow. I see soup in our future once the weather cools off.
Three inches of rain in one day. Not quite smart enough to come in out of the rain.
At long, long, long last, the chickens are living full time outdoors. The coop and the run are complete, except for some paint. The Daves seem very pleased, once we taught them how to go up and down the ladder from coop to run. Hopefully we've critter proofed it well enough.
Owen loves having the chance to run around and try to catch the chickens. The reds seem ok with that, the others aren't so convinced.
Who knew that chickens camouflage so well in a pine forest?
Dave the Red made it very clear today that I either need to make a cover for the brooder, or taller walls. I guess I know what this afternoon's project is.
In other news, the Daves are no longer cute. They are solidly into gawky adolescent ugliness with feathers poking every which way. Fortunately, watching them trying to fly is so funny that you tend to forget how ugly they are.
A couple of them need a little work in blender and a reprint, to capture small parts that just didn't print, but overall pretty decent. Now, of course, they need to be mounted on disks and painted!
We might do this again in the summer when things calm down; let me know if you're interested in hearing about that when it happens.