Our cat Samantha has been taking good care of her chicks, and they are growing like weeds! If you didn’t see how small they were when they first came home, check out our post from two weeks ago here: The Chicks are Here!
So far, they are all healthy and doing well. They are very active, and keeping us busy cleaning up after them and filling their food. As I’ve said to many people “all they do is eat and poop!”
I’ve been concerned they are going to outgrow their space before it’s warm enough to put them outside. The Dadz added some perches up high, and they really seem to love that, and it gives them more places to go, and hopefully enough space for a couple more weeks.
They’ll be three weeks old tomorrow, and as you can see their feathers are really coming in, and they like to fly.
Whenever we open the door to feed them, at least a couple jump up on that cardboard edge, and now they’ve started jumping out as well!
They are not one bit afraid of Samantha now. The first time we had to take them out to clean their cage, a couple got loose, Sam came in the room and they freaked out. They’re over that! We still keep a close eye on things, though I feel pretty sure Sam wouldn’t harm them.
The coop is coming along! I imagine Sam’s chicks are going to have the best digs in town, and she’s going to miss them when they move outside.
Maybe we’ll have to take her out there to visit them. 🙂