Peachicks Explore the Outside World

Walter and Jesse, our home-hatched peachicks, are now almost 2 months old. They are getting very curious to explore the wide world outside of the chick pen. I think they are still too small to permanently live outside, but I decided to let them out for a walk this morning. They were fascinated by everything – and everything was fascinated by them. The bigger peas and the guinea fowl wouldn’t leave them alone, and after 10 minutes, they were practically begging to go back into the chick cage. Fortunately, they follow me around, so all I had to do is go inside myself, and they hopped back in.

It did make for a very cute video:

The chicks puts up their tails there because they feel insecure and they are trying to make themselves look bigger. Females do this as well as males, so it is no indication of sex. Have to wait still a bit longer for that!

They both still have the exact same colouring: brownish with stripes and reddish flight feathers. Males keep this colouration, while females gradually change to an even, greyish brown. It could be that they are both males, but there is still plenty of time for one or both of them to change their colours.

I have to admit that I have no clue anymore who is Walter and who is Jesse. They look absolutely identical now!


About tarnegolita

Dutch expatriate, mother of 3 boys, freelance translator and pet zoo keeper in a kibbutz in Israel.
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6 Responses to Peachicks Explore the Outside World

  1. aheikkinen says:

    Indeed it was a cute video.

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  2. They’re so sweet and funny!

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  3. teaandtaleswithvee says:

    This is so cute! Your blog is really interesting to read 😀

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  4. Abby Lutman says:

    Love their names!!

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