The chicks are all grown up

The Belgian d'Uccle chicks Miss B. hatched last year have all grown up and turned into beautiful birds. They are the funniest creatures that crack me up when they run with their little feathered feet. They are mostly very friendly birds, but some of the girls have a blood curdling squawk that sounds like a woman screaming.

Despite their size they provide us with quite a few eggs every week and don't dig up the ground like the bigger chickens do looking for bugs and grubs. The biggest problem we have with them is that they can fly...straight over the 8-10 feet high chicken pen fencing. We have had to start clipping one of their wings to make sure we can keep them safe from wandering foxes which have been really bad this year, even during the day.

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