you might accuse me

  • Mar 24, 2010

of raising chicks just for all the photographic possibilities.

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And that would be completely fair. I think it was this photo last fall that got my gears spinning:

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no worries neighbors– we’re not getting a rooster

and Gabe’s birthday photos sealed the deal.

But I don’t just love them for their looks. We’ve found ourselves in the midst of a growing trend of urban chickens. One friend after another has confessed their interest in hens’ cheery personalities, gardening prowess and delectable fresh eggs. Have you ever tasted the difference between a fresh egg and store-bought? It’s like the difference between grocery tomatoes and straight off the vine.

Ah, who am I kidding? Who cares about bug-free gardens and omelettes? It’s all about the cute factor. πŸ˜‰

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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Denise

    March 24, 2010

    Hopefully the chicks will be more tolerant of little Miss Mary than the kitty…

  2. Reply

    Rachelle

    March 25, 2010

    WOW~ gorgeous photos! Every single one of them. You just made my day. ;o) Peep.

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    Sue

    March 25, 2010

    You’re right. The pics with chicks are incredibly cute! And that photo under the apple tree is simply amazing.

    =)

  4. Reply

    Claudia

    March 25, 2010

    Oh my cuteness! Where did do you take these?

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    Tracy

    March 25, 2010

    Oh.my.word. Now I want chickens. Stop it.
    xoxo,t

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    Tasha

    March 25, 2010

    Adorable pictures! I can’t decide which is cuter, the chicks or sweet Mary.

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    Linkous

    March 25, 2010

    we can’t wait to come see those little chicks and all of you!

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    Mathmom and family

    March 25, 2010

    It doesn’t seem strange to me at all to enjoy the photographic possibilities of the cute little fluffballs. Thanks to their cuteness, I have already looked into getting some of my own.

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    Cath

    March 25, 2010

    I think you are single-handedly making chick lovers of us all. We have two families in our neighborhood with coops. You’re right – this is a surprising urban trend. But no one could capture the cuteness like this! Great photos! Thank you!

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    Cath

    March 25, 2010

    post script – Michelle – I need a photographer to do a simple head shot. Are you doing work like that right now? If not, do you know someone I could hire? I think I live fairly close to you – just by Olympus HS. Feel free to comment on my blog or email me at ckunderscorearvesethatyahoodotcom. Thank you!

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    ashli

    March 26, 2010

    even if you did just get them for photo ops…these pics prove that it was worth it! Darling Miss Mary looks so sweet!
    can’t wait to see how gracie girl does.

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    martha corinna

    March 26, 2010

    That last picture is beautiful.

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    Jan Russell

    March 27, 2010

    Still not interested in raising chickens, but PLEASE send Miss Mary my way! That last picture?! My heart can’t even stand it! She is just the cutie cutiest!

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    jennie w.

    April 12, 2010

    Dibs on Mary’s skirt!

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