Tina is becoming quite a big girl. Her comb and wattles are starting to grow in, and her voice has changed from a peep to a cluck. Essentially, she's going through chicken puberty. Luckily, Tina is mostly out of her awkward stage and turning into quite a lovely young chicken lady. Her black feathers are shiny and almost iridescent, and she's got a fashionable splash of gold on her breast. I can't wait to see how majestic she looks once she's fully grown.
Peggy is still smaller and seems to be maturing a bit more slowly than Tina, but she's looking pretty good, in my opinion. I mean, check out her awesome gray beard. (She's considering dressing up as a sea captain for Halloween.) This is the first good picture I've gotten of Peggy in ages. She's still really speedy and frequently darts away when I bring out the camera. Plus, it's tough to focus on all that face fuzz.
As far as life in the coop, everyone seems to be getting along pretty well. Lisa and the new girls have settled in as roommates. They all cram into the nesting box to sleep at night. It's pretty cute, although I can't believe they're comfortable that way. Lisa is not doing so great, health-wise, but that's for another post.
And now, the moment all/one of you have been waiting for: the video. Here are Peggy and Tina on a little backyard free range excursion. If you listen closely, you'll hear Tina's cluck and Peggy's peep. Enjoy.
Peggy and Tina Get Around from Audrey on Vimeo.