By Margo True, Sunset food editor

It was touch and go there for a while with our littlest chicken, Ruby (see A Cheeping, Peeping Weekend). A week and a half later, she is thriving—russety feathers sprouting, good appetite, bright eyes, and the beginnings of a tail.

She’s feisty, too. We are out of the woods! Take a look at her, in fine form above (and at the rest of our growing flock, too).

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