Saturday, June 01, 2019


Our great nephew Jordan is involved with 4-H. He chose chickens as his summer project. We talked about him housing the chicks here this summer before he told his teachers. 

Around the first of May, he came home with a tub full of chirping chicks that were as soft as a whisper.

He comes over two or three times every day to check on his chicks. If I took a time-lapse photograph over the course of a day, I think I could see them growing.

Jilda saw something about how to drill a hole through a head of cabbage and hang it on a rope to make a food toy for the tiny birds.

We did that today. He came over with his mom and nana to help install the new idea before the chick had a chance to try it out. I snapped a picture.

It took the little birds a while to figure out how to munch/play with their new toy, but as we all sat around enjoying the evening, they started playing/eating their new toy.

It doesn't take a great deal to amuse us these days.


  1. I would love to see the chicks with their toy.

  2. Not just the chicks, but that Jordan is growing like a weed. Great idea Jilda found.
    Cooler weather in NC.
    Sherry & jack

  3. I agree with Jack. Jordan is growing so fast! I would love to see a photo of the little chicks eating at the cabbage. What a great idea!

  4. Jilda had a great idea to feed the chicks... Me too, I would like to see the baby chicks with their cabbage toy. Of course, I always enjoy seeing Jordyn's picture but this looks like a cool painting of Jordyn.

  5. The cabbage is a great idea. Jordan is having a good time with his chicks it seems. I enjoyed being in 4H myself.

  6. I've seen the cabbage idea, looks like a good one! My hairdresser has chickens, I'll have to pass along the idea to her.

  7. 4H is pretty big around here and I always enjoy seeing their projects at the county fair. Jordan is getting so big! I hope all goes great with this project. Have a good week!


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