Three little chicks. See how they drink. This is the pufftail stage. They’re still in the chickery with Mom (now in the slightly larger chickery), and they’ve graduated from the cardboard box and the nightly flight in to the house.
The other chicks, the two dwarves, have graduated up to the girls only fort. The sisters are not as accepting of the two dwarves (they soon need better names). Perhaps they are roosters. But their mother, Snow White, decisively declared she was done with child care by flying out of the chickery. I thought it might be a fluke and put her back in. She let me know it was not an accident, she was moving on to the next phase of her life and chicks weren’t a part of it.
I tried putting her in the fort too but she just paced the fence. She had a boyfriend on the outside. Straight back in the nesting box. In other news, Lucky Stewie is a reformed rooster. He’s been on his best behaviour.