In lieu of my pain and drug induced stupor, I thought I'd pull out some old posts from when I first started blogging and share with you.
Here is a post from May 2009, when I first got 'the girls'. Now, one of these chickens is Stubs. The rest - God Rest Their Souls -
Allow me to introduce you to my new girls! Last Monday, after the 'cat'astrophe, we decided to take a ride up to Hobart to Karp's Garden Center and Feed Store (and then of course on to Bass Pro - my personal heaven). Didn't PLAN on getting chickens that day, because the house isn't ready yet. (Um, actually it isn't even started yet) Leave it to me to do things completely ass backwards. BUT, it was raining out, and it seemed a good a day as any to get them. Come to think of it, sometimes I HAVE to do things ass backwards to get anything done.
Here they are getting nestled into their new temporary house. I'm keeping them on the enclosed front porch for now, in my old rabbit cage, with a heat lamp on them. I'd like to name them, but they all look the same. :-/
I had wanted a few different breeds, but encountered the problem of mail order. In order to mail order the breeds I wanted, I'd have to order about 20 chickens. They have to keep each other warm during the shipping process. I'd LOVE to have 20 chickens, and probably will one day, but for now, I just wanted a handful. (I had 25 chickens and 2 turkeys the year we moved here. Oh the stories.) The Feed Store just had these. They are called 'Production Reds'. What a sad name, isn't it? Larry (Feed Store Guy) assured me that they would be a beautiful chestnut colored hen with a disposition similar to my beloved Buff Orpingtons.
This one looks like trouble. I'm going to keep my eye on that one! Wait...which one is that one?
I hope they will be happy here at 2600 W. I know I've been happy since they've arrived. I love something to nurture. These little babies need nurturing. I absolutely love to hear them 'peeping'. I don't know how they do it. They just sit there and peep, without moving their beaks. It's such a soothing sound to me. The sound of spring. The sound of peace. The sound of me smiling inside. I love chickens. I even like eating them, but PLEASE, don't say that too loud around the girls. I want them to feel secure.
Coming up next:
Chicken Little and the Falling Sky!
What an adorable story. I love reading this everyday so keep us posted on your peeps. Only you would think of the toothpicks!ReplyDelete
I'm cracking up at how clean your feeder and newspaper are! Just give then an hour or so.ReplyDelete
I'm suffering from a serious case of chicken envy over here. They are adorable and hopefully one day I'll have some of my own.ReplyDelete
How very sweet and fluffy! How many chickens do you have now? Varieties? Eggs a day? I'm glad you're reposting. Take care of yourself Jayme - Thursday's coming.ReplyDelete
Production Reds? You must name one Rosie the Riveter!ReplyDelete
What a sweet distraction from the tooth ache. I blame your trip to the The Chocolate Garden. In fact, to help you out, I suggest forwarding all chocolates to me
Love them. Oh, how cute. I just want to touch those precious little yellow baby chick feathers.ReplyDelete
I wish I could hear their little "peeping" talking.
Thanks for posting a photo of the peeps. I love baby chicks. Hope you handle the root canal ok today. I'll be thinking of you.ReplyDelete
Oh Jayme. How sweet the little chicks are. Reminds me of when we were using the incubator for homeschooling and we had our babies hatch and then kept them in the family room in the rabbit hutch we no longer needed. I just put heavy plastic down all over the floor, and we kept those chicks in our house just like a crated doggie. LOL... It was so cool because we were seeing them change by the day...literally. What an awesome project it was, and of course those babies were named and became pets. :-) I remember those little feeders too. Thanks for the memories. I really hope to have chickens again...really....REALLY!! Can't wait. sigh. I do hope you are feeling much better...praying.ReplyDelete
Jayme, your writings have all the earmarks of a gifted writer.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you reposted, because I was able to view the posts I missed.
I remember my grandmother talking about her pet chicken that followed her everywhere, and when she sat on the swing it roosted on the back of the swing while she swang, (is swang a real word?).
Your going to be fine, better days ahead. Love, Sandy
FOUND IT!!! Good grief - imagine you having to eamil me to tell me where you find your post! Haha! Thanks! It was worth it to see the cute chickies! I want to order more this year - they are so much fun, aren't they??ReplyDelete
I just picked out the chicks I want in the Meyer Hatchery catalog. I am going for 14. 2 each of 7 different breeds. Hubs thinks I'm daft. If I read the ordering policy right I just have to order Chicks 3 Bantams 3 and mix and match either one. Hoping when I call I have understood the policy. I'm geeked but it is so cold up here I think I need a later shipment. The farm stores usually start selling chicks late March here.ReplyDelete
Your killin' me...sigh.ReplyDelete
I tagged you. Check out my current blog post...ReplyDelete
Hey girl, Try and think about funny things on Thursday. Remember "Fie my lord, Fie and poker with the broom? Anyway, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Bless your beautiful hide. CynthiaReplyDelete
Chicks are so cute! Hope you are feeling much better!ReplyDelete
Our thoughts are with you in your present travail Please get back to normal. You are such an inspiration and joy.ReplyDelete
Such a great story. I can't wait til Spring and the arrival of the fuzzy butts at my local Farm Depot and TSC! 6 out of 6 of the Rhode Island Reds I got last year were ROOSTERS! Not that I've got anything against roosters, but 6 out of 6!! Maybe I'll do better this year.ReplyDelete
Oh I forgot to say - "I hope you are feeling better real soon!"ReplyDelete