Tuesday, March 22, 2011

PEEP!!


What better way to welcome spring, than with some spring chicks!
Welcome the new girls on the farm.


I've always wanted chicks. 
Always.
I've been waiting a year for this day.


They are about 72 hours old. 
Fresh from the shell you could say.
Hardest part of this day..photographing them under the heat lamp.
(So, excuse the red glow)

Second hardest part - getting them to stay awake to get a picture. 
They literally fall over on their faces asleep every few seconds.
Scared me half to death for several hours.


I picked out five.  A good start. 
This is my dark brahma.


psst..do you want to take a nap with me?


shh.


This is my araucana - the green/blue egg layer.
I'm such a Martha wanna be.

30 comments:

Loribeth said...

They are so adorable! We raised baby chicks from eggs in grade school, and it was so much fun. I remember them being so quiet for a long time, then it would be as though they all woke up at the same time... So much fun.

La La's Land said...

Oh you got your now babies! I'm so excited. How is their accommodation coming along? I hope you are all feeling better.

Destiny said...

SO cute! My little girl just enjoyed looking at these photos before going to bed : ) The little yellow one is our favorite!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Looks like a dream come true....

♥ helen said...

Your new babies are very beautiful :)

Tom Stephenson said...

I may never eat chicken again...

Razmataz said...

Beautiful...such a lovely mix of colours. And to think you will get those gorgeous bluish eggs...Very jealous, would love to have chickens.

My Little Bungalow said...

Such sweet little things they are!

Catherine said...

They are adorable!! Fluffy bits of goodness! It will be fun watching them grow up.

It's very cold here in Southwest Saskatchewan... wish I had that heat lamp! :)

xo Catherine

Southern Lady said...

Those are adorable! Carla

Deb said...

They are exquisite. Lucky you!

Robin Larkspur said...

Can't imagine anything cuter than these new-hatched chicks. So, what are their names??

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I'm so happy for you...I know you've been wanting chicks forever. I know you'll you'll just lov'em.

kimberly said...

I so want to sneak a frizzle up to you! How exciting - I can't wait to see where you are putting them. Maybe I need to come see for myself!
xx

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

They are so sweet! I've always wanted chickens but I think my neighbors would freak out...sigh... Yours are adorable!

cathy said...

They are so cute! Enjoy your new chicks!!

Pinecone Camp said...

They are pretty cute! I will start calling you "Martha" now! Looking forward to meeting the new chicks on the block.

Carol in Md said...

SO cute!! No wonder you were so excited. Martha would be proud

Lady Grey said...

Oh man are they ever cute!!!

bucolic beauty said...

Cute, cute, cute. We just got all 20 of our girls this morning(we ordered them from My Pet Chicken). The post office phoned us 5:45am to let us know they arrived. Ours are assorted brown egg layers so we've been playing Name That Chicken all day. Enjoy your fuzzy nuggets!

Natasha said...

Adorable!! Congrats on the chicks! ;)

Tereza said...

very cute, I love having baby chicks and ducklings around!

Vintage Home said...

Martha Shmartha you the bomb!

Kristine: Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Oh so sweet and tiny and fuzzy and precious.

I'd say congratulations are in order!

Did I say they were cute? 'cause they're cute.

Courtney said...

The blue/green eggs are so lovely! That would be my favorite little hen for sure. Best of luck with your new girls!

pollydove said...

OH MY GOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHH!!!!! They are too adorable!!! Great pictures Heather! As always, red lamp and all.

Lovin That! said...

So adorable!! You are having a lot of fun on your farm! Can't wait for summer and blueberry time again :-)

Kim said...

You are going to love keeping chickens. They are so much fun to watch. And those green eggs ~ well, they make everyday seem like Easter!

Witty Hunger said...

Gosh So cute!! They are a lot of work keeping them warm fed and clean, but they are just the sweetest little things. The best part is watching them hatch. We had them on the farm I lived on in the French countryside, ahhhhh..... Have fun with them!! They don't stay that small for long :)

Heksedamen said...

I too want araucanas :) I am hoping this summer will be the first summer with chicks here at the cottage!