Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Beautiful roses for Mother's Day from my dear husband. A wonderful new gardening book from my parents.

And now my sweet little "chooks" as Jenny from England would say. 4 Buff Orpington, 4 Barred Rock and 2 Ameraucanas. All ten are thriving and doing well.

The largest chick is a Ameraucana which I named Pip. She is named after Dani's ( On The Way To Critter Farm) little Polish Crested hen. I so enjoyed reading about Dani's Pip and was saddened when she had to find a new home for her. Pip was being pecked to death and thus new housing was warranted. My runt is Willa, named by my niece Darlena. Willa is a Barred Rock and is the first to accomplish lift off thus landing on the feeder.

I am amazed how quickly these little puffballs have grown. Today is day six, their little wings are flapping and its just a matter of time before they all lift off. Emma noses in to investigate, but finds them uninteresting. I think maybe this is because she has been an indoors only kitty, "socks" are her prey. Winslow has not been properly introduced as of yet. He sits at the bottom of the stairs (Winslow does not do stairs) knowing something is "up."
I had forewarned my family if I could keep all ten chicks alive I would be moving on to goats, stay tuned! Oh, and yes I still have my gallbladder, no call from the doctor as of yet.


Cedar ... said...

awwww..... cheeeep, cheeeeep,... cheeeep,.... been a long time since I listed to little chicks talk! Cute! So what's with the gall bladder? I must have missed a post. I'll check back.

missthesea said...

My little Willa, I knew you were special!!
They are so freaking cute! I love them all. I hope she stays small so I know which one she is when they get bigger.

Eve said...

First I'm glad you still have the gall bladder Julie!!
Now on to bigger things...What cute babies!!! Soon they will be big fat hens...well...most of them. I'll try to write tomorrow...I'M SO VERY BUSY!!! WISH YOU WERE HERE!!!

Kritter Keeper said...

what cute babies! the good husband continues to say no to my quest for chickens...so i live vicariously through my bloggers that have chickens!

Carolynn said...

I had to swing by from Sunny Side Up and check you out. That is the cutest little face you have posted on your sidebar. I'm guessing it's Winslow. Emma-Lou looks like a very lovely kitty, too.

Excellent bouquet of flowers, love the book and how great would it be to have a bevy of chicks all chirping away. Busy little place you have here. :o)

Congratulations on holding on to your body parts. I'll pray it's just gas. :o))

Jenny said...

I'm glad you still have your gall bladder too Julie, some of the comments made me burst out laughing (Carolynn and Evie)! The little chooks are ADORABLE! I'm looking forward to their progress towards henhood!

Double M Sheep and Wool said...

what Angels If you run into any problems holler at me I have Light Brahmas, keep a bottle of Vet RX on hand it works miracles with chicks