The Husband integrated the babes with the rest of the flock.  Despite a little bullying by Mistress Billington (the bully-ee becomes the bully-er) and the hens knocking over the chicks food and water dishes repeatedly, it’s gone well.

I’m still working on my baby chick photography skills (they won’t stop moving and say cheese no matter how much I plead) but so far here’s what I’ve got.

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– Joanna

Question of the Day:  There’s been a lot of chicken talk around these parts lately.  In the interest of variety how ’bout we mix it up?  You pick.  What would you like to see next week?  Here are your options:

1) Family trip to the Aquarium

2) Marshmallow Peeps in cookies

3) A quick tip for under-ripe Avocados

4) Garlic Festival

5) Gluten Free Coconut Granola Banana Bread

6) Glazed Sour Cream Puffs

It’s official.  The final chick tally is five.  We have five baby chicks.

The Husband pulled out the leftover eggs.

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Seven unhatched eggs in all.

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We sealed the eggs in a ziplock bagggie and gently busted them open.  Our best guess is they were unfertilized.  The Husband checked with the farm we purchased the eggs from (Hi Shady Coop Farm!) and they probably have a few more hens than the rooster can “pay attention to”.  We spent five bucks on the dozen so all in all we ended up spending one dollar per baby chick.  Pretty sweet deal.

Well, one dollar plus whatever The Husband spent on baby chick feed and baby chick water dishes.

This has actually turned out well since our coop is built for a maximum of five more chickens.

Some may of course still be roosters but in the months before we know at least they won’t be overcrowded in there.

More baby chick pictures to come!

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  Let’s try this again.  Out of five chicks, how many do you think we will hens and how many roosters?

Meet Skunky.

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Not to be confused with a skunk.

Skunky we like.

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Skunks we do not like.

Clearly Curly had her adopted babies.  Or at least some of them.  Sunday night we saw five baby chicks!  The Husband says some of the other eggs could still hatch.  And honestly, there could have been more babes hidden under Curly.  She wasn’t exactly overjoyed to introduce them to us.  So we wait.

Some of us more patiently than others.

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That’s right, The Husband is beyond excited for his new babies!

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But you don’t want to see pictures of him (sorry Honey.)

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Or his fabulous chicken boots.

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You want to see pictures of the chicks!  Or at least the one chick we managed to get decent photographs of before Curly told us off.

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So once again, let’s meet Skunky.

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Yes, I used that picture twice in the same post.  It’s just so dang cute.

But the rest are pretty dang cute too so I’m gonna throw ’em at ya all at once.

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There you have her ladies and gentleman farmers, our first baby chick, Skunky!

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  Can you believe that fluffy thing came out of a tiny little egg?  Crazy.  Anyway, the question of the day is HOW MANY BABY CHICKS DO YOU WANT???  I want a billion.  

 

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– Joanna

Question of the Day:  Ummmmm is this not the absolute cutest thing you’ve ever seen????