First goats, then bunnies, then turkeys…now chicks!
Here’s the first chick conceived and hatched on our farm. Congratulations go to the bantam for sitting so patiently. This is a half Araucana, half black sex link (Barred Rock/Rhode Island Red) so…s/he’s quite a mutt, chicken-wise. So tiny!
Small packages don’t get much cuter than this. Cheepcheep! Happy Friday….
You must be brimming with wackadoo! Congratulations.
mmm chicken nugget! 🙂 so cute!!
That is a cute baby. Interesting that chickens don’t stay cute for very long.
I’m just learning about chickens, so I’m wondering what a Barred Rock is if a Rhode Island Red is a dual purpose bird? I can’t wait until we find a new place so we can start on some animal husbandry! Cute chick!
Good to see new chicken life. Our beautiful friendly Golden Comets -my First Ladies: Martha, Abagail, Elizabeth,Dolly, Luisa – were killed in minutes by a neighbor’s dog this week. I have primary responsibility for letting them free range on our 5 acres, but I do think I have an assist from the owners of the dogs. I am heartsick.
awwww, shucks…cute, cute, cute!
As of Tuesday, June 1st: chick count is 9! Three more hens are sitting so…I expect that total to rise to the mid-twenties by mid-June.
CC, brimming? Like, full-on over my head! Dogpaddling madly. In actuality, though, having mamas do the work of being parents saves me incredible amounts of time. I just need to take care of the mamas.
Mama Bean, isn’t this the cutest? Actually s/he was until three white Bantam chicks hatched the next day who are half the size. cheep!
Oh but Paula I think all my chickens are cute-ish. The turkeys are more like “handsome,” though. The guineas, well, there’s beauty even in ugly.
Hi Liz. It’s actually a Plymouth Rock and the Barred part means its coloring, it’s kind of like having mottled stripes. Both are dual-purpose, and both aren’t monster-ish birds, more like 8-9 pounds on the rooster and maybe 6-7 on the hens. They’re all lots of fun so I hope you can begin to experience them yourself soon in the not-too-distant future.
Jen, how horrible. Indeed THE hardest thing about having any kind of being you love is their deaths, by whatever means. How sad. I hope you could confront the owner and demand payment; get the sheriff involved. In Michigan we can shoot any dog that threatens livestock.
Randi, they have nothing on your ducklings.