Those Awkward Early-Teen Years

The chicks are growing and growing. It’s fun to watch their bodies grow and their feathers come in. They are definitely leaving the cute chick stage and entering that awkward stage. Their feet and beaks are huge already, their necks are long and skinny, and their baby down is being replaced with feathers. They are stinky, loud, and seem to quarrel with each other occasionally. Do I have teenagers in the house or what?
We’ve had them for just under a month. It’s not everyday you can keep chickens in the living room:

She still has down on the top and her back and wings have feathers:

The other morning I was feeding the baby while the older kids were in the other side of the house “looking at the chicks.” The kids were being good but the chicks were making a lot of noise. I finally when in to check on them and was surprised by what I found. The biggest chick ever! He was so sad when he had to get out. He was “just pettin’ dim”.
And just so the chickens don’t feel bad, I thought I should post an equally embarrassing picture from my awkward early-teen years. So glad I never have to re-do those years again.

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I have a lot going on, and I’d much rather spend my time enjoying my messes than fretting about what I’m going to make for dinner. Over the past few years, I’ve nailed down a few strategies that helped me keep my kitchen running like a well-oiled machine, so I started Bless This Mess to help other mess-loving parents solve the nightly dinner delimma—no stress, no drama, just really great food your whole family will love. Read more...

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You look so cute! I love the picture!

Love that you linked this up and left a sweet comment! I like having an anything section- sometimes I need more than crafty stuff! 🙂

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.