May 16 2008
No surprise that I’d ask this question.
Last week I compared their growth at one week of age. This Wednesday they were two weeks old.
So here’s another comparison photo. The first slide is from the day they hatched, April 30. The second is at two weeks, May 14.
What a change!
Becoming more independent:
This week the chicks started to move across the gravel. They’re learning to walk and run.
On Thursday afternoon one of them motored to the front of the box and took a nap near the green nest rail. Mom or Dad must have been nearby – perhaps perched on top of the camera – because the chick looked up and opened his beak. We couldn’t hear what he had to say but I’ll bet he was looking his parent in the eye and saying, “Feed me!”
Eventually the chick walked to the back of the box and took a nap with his siblings. You’ll see more walking and begging by all three of them as time goes by.