Sunday, April 29, 2012

Baby Chicks are Here!

The babies are here!!!!!  We have five adorable, warm, fuzzy, bundles of joy.......

Our mama hen, Rosemary, decided she was NOT going to go broody this year despite all of our efforts so we finally gave in and purchased some Dominique chicks from a farm just down the road from us. We hope all of them turn out to be pullets :)

Baby chicks always seem to bring new life and excitement to our homestead, a sure sign of spring and good things to come. 

The babies are growing so fast and have been exploring their new brooder. Just recently they have been attempting to fly up on their feeder! I love picking them up and snuggling with one of them under my chin. 

This chick learned how to fly on top of its feeder.
 Before long they will outgrow their brooder box!

In about four more weeks they should be all ready to go outside into their brooder coop. I will post pics of the new coop once it is ready!

For now, I have some baby chicks to play with!


  1. oh the cuteness! i love them. enjoy and post more pictures!

  2. So cute...I just love baby chicks.

  3. It is always so much fun to have chicks. They are so stinking cute. We've had a couple of clutches hatch from our hens. Last summer we even got to see them hatch 9most of the time the hen will not let you anywhere near her eggs when she's broody)! My boys were so excited. Looking forward to it this year. By the way, I forgot to mention last time, we're in North Carolina, too. We live just outside Asheville. We're renovating a 1950's farm cottage on 3 acres.

    1. Jenny, how cool! Do you have a blog to chronicle your renovation adventures? We fell in love wit h Asheville when we visited there last fall. Keep me posted on when your chickies hatch out!

    2. I've been thinking about starting a blog, but I haven't yet. Glad you and the hubby enjoyed Asheville. We're headed your way the middle of May! We're going to Raleigh, Wilmington and the beach. I'll definitely keep you posted on the chicks. Much love.

  4. So incredibly cute!!! Gotta love those fuzzy cuties!!!

  5. Oh so, so cute! It's incredible how fast they grow! (Did I tell you our downstairs neighbors got chickens? We share a yard, so it's been fun!)

  6. If they're anything like ours, they're huge now! I would love to see an update, such pretty feathers...