I do believe that my rooster, Gimli, thinks that he was born to be in front of the camera. Everywhere I go outside, he follows me — peeking around corners, photo-bombing post pictures and generally ALWAYS getting in the shot! Then, I can’t help but take more photos of him. His black and white barring looks so vivid and striking against the fresh spring grass! He is one of the prettiest birds I have owned in all of the years that I’ve kept chickens (sorry Mr. Puff!) — and he isn’t even fully grown yet!
His long tail feathers are just starting to grow in and I love the way that they ruffle in the wind. See those saddle feathers near the back of his body? They are really soft!
I love that the weather is nice enough to sit out on the swing now! Even if I am in my muck boots :) Ginger was trying to enjoy a nap but the girls kept coming over to pick at her tail so she needed me for protection :), silly girl!
Gimli doesn’t quite know what to think of the new chicks, he kept walking round and round the “growing up pen” to see what all Mama Tweet’s fuss was about.
Here is a really bad quality video of my chicks in the new “growing up” pen for the first time. Mama Tweet found them a huge worm to fight over! The chicks are growing quickly and Tweet has turned out to be a very good little adoptive mother!