fugly" and yes they are at an unattractive age. It can't be helped. Like I said, their bodies are growing faster than their feathers. It takes a while for them to look like chickens but once they do, they are will be lovely specimens of chicken.
I started raising chickens a few years back and have lost all three previous batches to raccoons. Evil, little walking bio-hazards.... I am not fans of the nasty little creatures. They are like dirty hoodlum teenager thugs waiting at your trash cans at night looking at you like, "Hey! Give me that bag of garbage or I'll give you ringworms!" Although, I think they are cute, I happily would like them to be anywhere but in my yard, snacking on my birds.
So in order to keep the birds safe, I have enlisted the help of the intrepid boyfriend to build a doofus proof chicken hatch. Me being the doofus, it basically needs to allow for my occasional laziness in latching.
The seeds that I have planted so far are:
- "Bright Lights" Swiss Chard
- "Chocolate Cherry" Tomatoes
- "Stupice" Tomatoes
- "Petite Pois" Bush Peas
- "Sugar Star-Bush" Snap Peas