Tuesday, April 12, 2011

We Have Baby Chicks!

OUR BABY CHICKS ARE HERE!!!!  My broody, Rosemary, has hatched out SIX little fuzzy babies so far and is still sitting on several more eggs.  I'm so proud of her! We had to move Rosemary and her clutch tonight to a dog crate with a mini-run that is attached onto the front of the main chicken run/coop combination.  We have her crate covered by a tarp. Considering we took her out of the comfort of the coop and the stress of the move, mama and biddies seem to be doing well.  More pics to come! 
Rosemary with one of her biddies peeking out


Rosemary is a very attentive mama, calling her chicks over to show them food



I love it when they poke their heads out of her feathers like this little guy


While I sit mesmerized by the miracle of life before me, realizing how much Rosemary has sacrificed her own health and well-being (broodies will sometimes sit to the point of near death) these past three weeks....

I can't help but make the analogy of Christ's sacrifice us. Just as a mother hen will give every ounce of her strength to her baby chicks,  Christ died on the cross to take away our sins and offer us new life.  Just as mama covers and gathers the babies under her wings, Christ draws his children near to Him and gives us protection with his loving arms. Thank you, Lord! 

What a blessing I have been given....


11 comments:

  1. Knowing nothing about chickens, I imagine that you did expect this, but wow! How exciting! They are awfully cute.

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  2. Love it! I want baby chicks so bad. I look forward to seeing future pics of your new family members. :~)

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  3. I will definitely be posting more photos (I just can't help myself!) of the new babies. I never imagined anything could be so cute and I spent almost all day today (I was off work) just watching them run around and explore their new home with their mama. Love Love Love!!

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  4. Ohhh love those little babies. We once had baby ducks and were so sad when they flew away.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    ~Tricia

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  5. Oh, I also wanted to respond to the question that you asked me on my blog about photo lighting. I never use the flash, I shoot at the end of the day and near a window. Hope that helps you :)

    BTW, you might want to enable your email settings so that people can click your comment in their email and respond right back to you. A lot of people email back and forth behind the scenes :) Just a thought :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Tricia

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  6. That is soo awesome Megan:) That is a great picture of what Christ has done for us! I wish I had a brooding hen. We just bought 3 little Bantam chicks, I was told Bantams are good brooders:)

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  7. Hi and welcome! Awww, yes I bet one of your bantams will go broody eventually- I have heard they are good brooders and good mothers as well. My broody dominique, Rosemary, is not even a year old yet!

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  8. Oh, my word! I may sound silling, but those pictures brought tears to my eyes. I absolutely love it. We live in the city limits, but we can have chickens according to the ordinances. My husband recently purchased 7 pullets that were 4 weeks old. But, I want to oneday have a Mama Hen take care and hatch eggs. So sweet!

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  9. Good job Rosemary!! I love the chick pics. Thanks for sharing. I am on the barn hop from Homestead Revival. Nice Blog. Keep up the good work!

    Carolyn

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  10. Oh, the one with it's head sticking out of mama's wing is SO adorable! I wish I could have a rooster, so my girls could raise their own babies! The neighbor's would flip!

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