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.