Thursday, May 1, 2014

Meet the New Babies

Happy May Day! No flowers to show, but last night Earl and I headed out to finally get our baby chicks! We haven't had chickens for the last two years, and I have missed them.  I find their soft clucking and gentle peeping such a pretty sound.
 So after whitewashing the coop and pulling down my grandfathers brooder light to keep them warm, off we went to choose our chickies.  It was hard to choose, the place we went was like a chicken smorgasbord!  We ended up with a mix of 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Aracaunas (blue eggs!), 2 Black Australorp, 2 Silver Lace Wyandotte, 2 Light Brahmas, and one each of Speckled Sussex and Wellsummer. The Wellsummer is supposed to lay very dark brown eggs.  But the Sussex and Wellsummer  weren't sexed so we may end up with roosters. We're rolling the dice with them. So 12 chicks in all.  We are going to have the prettiest mixed flock!
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I went out this morning to make sure they were warm and doing well. They are a bit skittish so they all ran to the corner to be together when I came in.  We will be friends eventually. Aren't they just adorable? We smiled all the way home with our little box of peepers.  Victoria came home from work at 10:30 p.m. and headed straight out to see them.  We are all pretty enchanted with the little  darlings.
 
Happy May Day to everyone! May is my favorite month of Spring.  Everything blooms and the leaves unfurl.  The grass already needs to be cut and we are busily cleaning up the yard and gardens while we plan outdoor parties and coffee in the garden :>)  Garage Sales kick off this weekend here. I have a long list to attend later this morning.
What's your favorite thing about May?
 
 

16 comments:

  1. They are precious. Now you get to mother some little critters. :)

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  2. The chicks are adorable, Kathy!
    I hope you find some treasures at the yard sales.

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  3. They are so sweet! And you get fresh eggs! How wonderful. MY favorite thing about May is that we are past the freeze date here, finally and I hope to start wearing some summer clothes!

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  4. Oh they are darling! You have quite a brood!

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  5. Too adorable! One day I hope to have chickens after we move. How wonderful it will be to have fresh eggs.

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  6. Congrats on your babies:) I wish we were getting chicks, but it's the "off" year when we don't need new ones.

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  7. Did you get them from the guy up this way?

    Clarence is admiring them from afar...I'm sure he'll be anxious to see them in person.

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  8. Nothing in the world like baby chicks! soooo adorable! Good luck on the garage sales - can't wait to see what treasures you find! xxoo

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  9. Oh they are just darling! So looking forward to pics of them as they grow. Have a good weekend!

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  10. I ordered chicks this year. I only had 6 old hens from my first flock left. They shipped and it got really cold before they made it to the post office and I lost a couple. Where did you find yours local? I like to get some of the different types also but the closest place had mostly the usual fair. So I mail ordered mine. Barred Rock, Black Star, Delaware and White Wyandottes. They substituted extra Delawares for the Easter Egg Chicks I ordered and they were out. I posted about my chicks this afternoon also. My favorite thing about spring is gardening!

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  11. Soooo cute! Not sure how they'd get along with my doggies though. Mimi

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  12. My Dear Sister in Love-

    You make everything seem so delightful! Neither Karen nor I is crazy about chickens, having had them growing up, but this post makes me want some of my own! lol! I'm sure I'll be down to check them out...they're adorable!

    Love,

    Penny

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  13. So very cute! I can't wait to see what they look like all grown up!
    Favorite thing about May...hmm...Derby Day is huge since I'm a Kentuckian...and today? Our power went out the minute the horses took off...most maddening thing ever!

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  14. Oh how darling those little ones are! And what a beautiful brood you will have as they get older. We have 4 Rhode Island Reds and it was the very most fun! We called them our girls and they had the funniest little ways about them!
    May is one of my favorite months too. I have such fond memories of walking to school as a child and the mornings were cool and dry, then the afternoons would warm up. :o)

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