Well, the babies are now around 2 weeks old and all are growing tremendously. All 11 are eating well, spending lots of time exploring the back yard and driving their poor mamma nuts!
Max (our dog) is enjoying them as well and tends to be a little overprotective at times which annoys Spunky Girl, being the ever so protective mother she moves him on when he over steps the mark.
You may have noticed Spunky Girl has no feathers on her neck, there is a good mix of babies like their Dad with feathers all up their neck and some like their Mother but I think they are all just so beautiful :)
The best thing is they are all alive and well, I was a little worried we might loose some being such a novice at this chicken stuff but even our little runt has come along way and of course I am spoiling them with porridge for brekkie and lots of their favorite treat - watermelon!
I've been spending a little time in the kitchen this week and one of my favorite treats for the boys for their lunch boxes is these very easy chocolate truffles.
The recipe is ever so easy. All you need is a packet of milk arrowroot biscuits, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 tbsp cocoa and around a cup of desiccated cocoa. I place all the biscuits in a large lunch bag and crush them into a fine mixture by rolling a rolling pin over the bag. Place the crumbled biscuits into a mixing bowl and then add the can of condensed milk to the bowl and the cocoa. Mix all the ingredients up and then roll it into balls, roll the balls into the coconut to coat the outside and then refrigerate a while. Yummy chocolate truffles, I love 'em!