This post brings me up to date on the chicks. All previous posts were 'copy and paste' from emails.
Paula showed off her chicks to her friends and their young children at her tea and coffee party on Sunday, and then yesterday afternoon she brought them 'home' for me to raise. Naturally she was sad to give up her babies, but she knows that I will take good care of them. The birds need to spend some time together before the pecking order process takes place. When I saw all ten birds together, I wondered what the heck I had gotten myself into. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed.
As you can see, the cage barely holds all ten birds. The chicks are growing by leaps and bounds! Very shortly I will have to come up with a creative solution to house them as they will not be happy when they can no longer 'spread their wings.'
I suggested to Dave that he build a temporary, small, enclosed area for the birds so that I can leave them outside during the day to stretch their legs. Daytime temps will soon be in the mid 70s - plenty warm for feathered birds.