Wow I can't believe I have had them for over 3 weeks now. I feel like I have been watching my babies grow up before my eyes. They are now 3-4 weeks old and half way through their normal expected life expectancy. Which really is kind of a sad thought. This weekend we finally moved them outside 24 hours a day. with loves in the high 40s and low 50s though they couldn't be happier outside :O). The really love the fresh weeds the children hold in their cage.lol I throw food to them now twice a day and always worry it isn't enough. One of the chicks is still much smaller and less developed then the other two but she is developing so maybe she is just younger. What chick update post would be complete without a cute picture.
We all love summer but as the weather gets warmer the flies get worse and worse. We have a bush out front of our house that I swear just attracts every fly in town! I wanted to get rid of them but I didn't want to kill all the wonderful butterflies it also attracts. So I went about finding a new way to kill them all. I had some empty Tazo tea bottles I simply poked a pen sized whole in the top, added 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of syrup.Now I do find that these work better if you place them in the sun :O) If you want to use a bigger container simply multiply the ingredients. Make sure your hole is only about the size of a pen cap! Then they can't seem to get back out.lol