- We came out into the pantry and found Henrietta had flown up to the side of the brooder without anyone there. (See above!) She hadn’t been trying to get up to perch unless there were a human there to see closer up. That seems to have changed!
- The as up til now still unnamed girls now have names! The smallest chick is now named Little Bit – she may be little, but boy she’s bold and has gumption! The darkest chick we’ve named Hallie – she’s beautiful just like Hallie Berry! (I wonder if she’d be flattered to know our chick has been named after her?! LOL!)
- We changed the set-up of the pantry so that the flow through the room is better – which means that the girls are a little outside the normal flow of traffic now – it should be interesting to see if this changes their level of interest in us.
This is Little Bit. She is the least thrilled of the girls to be held. Although if you hold her somewhat snugly, she does calm down some. She is QUITE the digger. Remember the meal worms of yesterday? Well, William and I watched several of them burrow down into the rice hull litter in the bottom of the brooder yesterday. We wondered what would come of them. Little Bit must have heard them or something – she kept tilting her head toward the “ground” and before long she started scratching… and then her scratching turned into downright frantic digging. Moments later – voila! – a big fat meal worm in her beak. The mayhem that ensued was hilarious. Poor Little Bit – she only got a little bit of the worm after all of that hard work.