It’s been so quiet the past couple of days (taxes done, manuscript submitted, Scott out of town, kids at school) — unnaturally quiet until last night when I think Buddha just decided that our house needed an interjection of chaos to bring things back to normal.
I’ve been keeping the baby chicks in the covered patio, in a big plastic tub filled with pine shavings. Since the chicklets have now grown winglets, they can sort of flap!flap!flap! really fast to travel somewhat vertically so we’ve have a screen that we put on top to keep them from escaping. Yesterday, I took the screen off to let them flap!flap!flap! to perch up on the edge of the tub. Well, silly me forgot to put the screen back on and a couple hours later, I counted the chicks…1…2…3…4…uh, where’s #5?!
The yellow chicks are Salmon Faverolles – she’ll grow puffy cheek muffs, a beard….and has…..
5 toes (instead of the normal 4) and they have feathers on their feet!
Good morning…i came across your site by accident……i have to ask…..have you raised chickens before?
These are so cute! I want one, or two, or three. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
The chicks are precious as can be. That Nugget is quite mischievous.
Ohhhh man! Those feet?? Too stinkin’ cute …um literally 😉
Your new chicks are adroable, Jaden! I think their names are cute- especially Nugget and Crispy! I laughed out loud at that last photo and your caption! 😉
i absolutely adore your homestead posts!! I hope there are many more to come 🙂
This is so cute! My wife used to live in a farm and when we visit her parents we always see the baby chickens! I like Tiramisu’s name , I think it is so fancy lol
You got them to poop on cue!
i am happy i found your site as i never expected to see chickens being talked about instead of being described in a recipe. I love to bbq ribs and brisket use chicken mainly for eggs, i always have raised one or two hens for egg laying here in arizona. i love to have fresh eggs -everyone should do this
I snorted at the last picture… hehe! They’re all so cute!
OMG how funny was that.
Ahhh, they’re starting to look like real birds, not just little bundles of chirpy Awwww!!
They are too cute!! I love their names. My cat has extra toes…I thought it was odd at first but now think it’s cute!
they are absolutely adorable!
i like the caption of your last photo!! oh shyt!
Love the names! 🙂
How cute! Personally I love the names, hilarious.
My Boston Terrier is named Nugget, I love the name!
HAHAHA H HA HA HA HAH A!!
I love the chick’s names. We just found a baby turtle and I decided to name him Spumoni. I don’t know why. I just looked at him and it was the only name I could think of.
Ahh, they’re so cute! I wish we could have chickens, and that my Mom never got rid of hers.
I must say I’d be right in there with the kids – best not let me name them! In fact, if they are bound for my table, best not let me have them on my property! I’m afraid I’m not quite so practical as my dear Southern grandmother who could tend her chickens ever so lovingly, then calmly walk out one day and quickly dispatch one for Sunday dinner.
Oh how cute! Umm 5 toes? I hope to get my chickens in the next month! I am going to check out where u got your chicks!