Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Chicks

We like to keep our laying hens young and productive, so every couple of years we get new chicks.

Plus, we needed blue eggs.

Plus, K2 wanted chickens with hats to match the duck with a hat.

So.  We just HAD to get new chicks this year, Mama.   Pleeeeeeese?! 

But it was kind of early.   So we said yes, but you have to wait. 

So every time K2 passed by me, she said, 'Peep, peep, peep, peep....'

It was annoying.   But kind of cute.  In an annoying way.  

And then it got stinkin' hot, so we went ahead and got them earlier than we planned to. 

Now every time I pass the chick pen, I hear, 'Peep, peep, peep, peep....'

K2 would spend all day every day holding those chicks if I let her.   The truth is, the chicks would be thrilled, too.   They love her already.   

We have three Ameracaunas - hopefull all will have blue eggs, and two Polish - those are the black ones with the white hats, very Chanel, and one silver laced Wyandotte, whose name is going to be Luna.   At least that's what I'm going to call her.

4 comments:

  1. I adore Ameracaunas! We're hoping we'll have a broody hen this year so we can hatch out some chicks.

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  2. I told John I want chickens again before we move. I said it would also add a "feeling" to the farm as we try to sell. Looks like I'll need to get some young adults so we can have eggs from the get-go.

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  3. I lust after chickens. I will enjoy them vicariously through you. I feel my neighbors would not warm to a clucking flock under their bedroom window...

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  4. I love the little hats.
    Wish I could have chickens.
    Wish I had a yard.
    I shall live vicariously through you.

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