Friday, July 8, 2011

Oh, How They've Grown!



I feel like it's Christmas in July! Waiting for our new Amish Coop today and very excited to move the girls in. Most of the pullets we have are getting VERY close to laying age and we need more room - so we went to the local Amish barn shop and ordered it. Will post pictures when it arrives, the wait is tough - only a couple more hours until my dream coop gets dropped off:)!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


We got 2 adorable little polish chicks, one bearded and one not bearded. The kids had so much fun! Unfortunately, our black copper maran egg didn't hatch. We'll try another maran egg again, maybe in the Fall. video

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kids took the chicks to the library today for show and tell

The chicks made their first trip out in their basket to the library today and behaved like angels. They were very good and didn't fly off and land on the books or create a general mess like I feared;)! The kids took Clarabelle and Copper and they perched on shoulders, allowed people to pet them and were perfect show girls thanks to all the handling the kids have given them. We took the little babies too with a heating pad and they did just fine.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Meet Anastasia! (Easter Egger)

This is Orla's FAVORITE bird (although she doesn't like to admit she plays favorites with her babies!) She has BLUE eyes! The softest brown fuzzy fluffy body and looks a bit like a bit like a baby owl (one of Orla's favorite animals). She's very friendly and has a sweet personality. SHe loves to be held and petted. I wonder what color eggs she'll lay!!! Easter Eggers are famous for their blue/green or even pink eggs.

Meet Marie Antoinette (Easter Egger!)

Marie Antoinette is our new Easter Egger from My Pet Chicken. She is very pretty with a lightening bolt stripe on her head and very long little wing feathers. She looks like she might have a bit of welsummer in the mix with her cleopatra eyes. Orla can't wait to see what color eggs she lays!

Saturday, April 9, 2011