fowl business

  • Mar 19, 2010

As if Lucky Charms for breakfast weren’t exciting enough, four cute little chicks joined our family on St. Patty’s Day.

Conveniently, we timed the chicks arrival for a week that Erik was out of town.

Not that he’s against them. A true homesteader at heart, Daddy loves the idea of free fertilizer, bug killers and fresh eggs come fall.

But I’m not so sure he would have installed their nursery in the master bathtub.

(baby chicks attract cute chicks)

Gabe and Mary were a bit nervous about holding them at first, but they’ve quickly become experts.

Truth is, we’ve done little since their arrival but coo and giggle and admire their antics. Did you know 3 day old chicks can fly? And run like crazy? And jump?

Meet Abby (the wild one), Patty (named after the day), Betsy (doesn’t she look like a Betsy?) and Delilah (Gabe’s idea– “Hey there, Delilah”).

Their breeds are Araucana, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington and Australorp, respectively.


No matter the breed, they all look delicious to Lucy.


Delilah is a great homework helper.

I’m in love.
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12 Comments

  1. Reply

    Rachelle

    March 20, 2010

    Oh my gosh… they are SO cute and sweet. The pictures you captured are adorable! What a fun memory for your children! We had 2 baby bunnies in our house for awhile until they had to move outside. I’m a sucker for baby anything (well, not snakes).

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    dalene

    March 20, 2010

    that was me about this time last year. except all of our bathrooms are so small our chicks were housed in our dining room.

    they’re not so cute when they grow up, but ask me how much i love a fresh egg omelet for breakfast every morning.

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    Mathmom and family

    March 20, 2010

    Oh, I’m in love, too! I think we need a set for ourselves.

  4. Reply

    Jeanelle

    March 20, 2010

    so glad you took the plunge – they are darling!

  5. Reply

    Linn

    March 20, 2010

    LOVE it! We raised several groups of chicks while I was growing up and I always loved going to pick them up and bring the home. I’m so excited for you all!

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    Tracy

    March 20, 2010

    They are adorable! Poor Lucy must be going crazy!
    xoxo,t

  7. Reply

    Bonnie

    March 20, 2010

    Oh dang…now I’m going to be begging my mom for chickens…they are so CUTE!!!

  8. Reply

    ashli

    March 20, 2010

    sarah keeps asking to come over and see the chicks. i meant to come over today but didn’t make it. babysitting, hair, kids, = crazy!
    i’ll try calling you tomorrow.
    cute post.

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    Sue

    March 20, 2010

    They’re really cute!

    (for now)

    heehee

    =)

  10. Reply

    Selwyn

    March 20, 2010

    Australorps are funky chickens – can’t wait to see them!

  11. Reply

    jennie w.

    March 20, 2010

    I love chickens (although teenage chicks are pretty ugly I have to say).

  12. Reply

    Travelin'Oma

    March 21, 2010

    Your photos are gorgeous.

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