Wednesday, May 9, 2007
these chicks got some huge feet
Holy Smokes, I'm glad I don't have to buy shoes for these things... they'd outgrow them in a day.
How do I put this delicately? There's no way around it: these chicks have enormous feet. If they were little people, I'd expect them to have large Adam's Apples, to boot.
As I was going through the morning ritual of cleaning out the chicks' cage and refreshing food and water, Sophia fluttered up out of the cage to roost on top of it, mere inches from my face. It was at that moment I realized just how huge her feet had gotten in the last couple days (all the better to roost with, my dear!)
I got flashbacks to when Argus (our Great Dane) was just a puppy and how big his feet were in proportion to the rest of his body. He's now grown into his feet (all 150 pounds of him), and I'd expect the chickens will be doing much the same... only topping out at seven pounds, not 150.
Amazing to see how fast these little buggers are getting bigger.