I know, you are likely expecting a Porsche chick, maybe a hot Rigid Tool pin-up chick, Vespa chick, Lotus chick, chick chick chick… even MG had chicks or gals or whatever they were called at the time.. They will come, we have had too many useful restoration articles and too few lifestyle chick articles recently.

But these three chicks I’m talking about are little baby Junco chicks. What’s a Junco chick you might ask? It’s not the latest Lamborghini, it’s not a Lotus as it doesn’t start with the letter E. So what the hell is a Junco? It’s a bird, not a British bird that is a chick but a real bird, the ones that fly and poop all over your car. Hopefully British birds (the female human type)  don’t do that! And of course, we have to remember Will Power, the crazy IndyCar Aussie dude giving the bird, not a Junco, but the f**k you bird. This is very confusing.

These chicks hatched in a nest on the ground in front of my shed 7 days ago. It was very cool to watch as they all emerged from their eggs within a few hours.

Junco chicks and eggs
Junco chicks and eggs

Anyway, my little “chicks” are a week old now. It’s amazing how quickly they grow. They have feathers now and totally cool yellow lips that the Pittsburgh Steelers would be jealous of. If you can’t figure that connection out don’t email me because I’m having a hard time with it as well! But I think it does make sense, maybe.

Week old Junco chicks
Week old Junco chicks

Apparently young Junco chicks leave the nest 9-13 days after hatching. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it. I’ll try for a photo when that day arrive, then I can cut my grass again.

Cool looking Juncos
Cool looking Juncos

 

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