We’re talking TINY here. This little guy/girl (we’re not sure which yet, let’s go with “he” for now) has won our hearts with his mostly sweet, occasionally pugnacious nature. And, well, him being teeny tiny helps too. Plus…his feathered feet, love. So, what’s his use? Well, if he’s a boy, he’ll enter the “Blue Yurt Farm’s Next Rooster” competition, and if a girl, she’ll be a very, very small egg layer (and possible brooder). I haven’t captured him roosting yet, but if I do, I guarantee it’ll melt your heart.
Oddly enough, he seems to like hanging out with the big boy Cornish X chickens. Gentle giants perhaps?
It’s funny. My Dad mentioned to a farmer friend that we’ve been feeding scraps to our chicks…and the guy was shocked, “but they’re so DELICATE“.
Delicate? He obviously hasn’t seen them attack chard. Vicious!
Good thing we have one way to rid ourselves of excess chard, since even with our recent success, I don’t think Mike wants it on a daily basis.
Want to see more chick photos? I just uploaded a whole gallery to our Facebook page: Blue Yurt Farms on Facebook
PS. Curious what breed the littlest chick is? He/she is a Mille Fleur Bantam.