Sunday, March 29, 2009

We Picked Up Some Chicks...

We have four new additions to the family, and they are only three days old:





Allow me to introduce you to Tiny (re-named Lucky after the heat lamp fell on her and almost broiled her and she survived). (Do not, for the love of your children's fragile emotions, let your husband duct tape a heat source to the roof of a chicken house)






I named this one Nugget. (Supergirl would not let me name them: Pie, Soup, Dumpling, and Nugget....so this was our compromise)...






This one is Peeps:



And this is Snuggles, aka Amanda, since Supergirl found out that they were hatched on her cousin Amanda's birthday re-named now to be Scout, because I just couldn't call a chicken by the name of my niece, and also because she is the one always jumping out of the box and checking things out for her girls.

8 comments:

furiousBall said...

i think you should keep a side of celery and blue cheese next to them at all times

MFA Mama said...

AWWWWWW! Peep peep peep...so cute!

mamadaisy said...

i suppose nugget is a good compromise, but i'd need to name one of them dinner.

cute, but yummy dinner.

Shea's Mom said...

Here's praying that one of them isn't a rooster! Yah, yah, I know...they are all hens.

Shows you how hard it is to sex a day old chick.

Good luck!

RoseRedHoofbeats said...

Please tell me that you know how to keep poultry. Lie to me if you have to. I'm begging you.

gwendomama said...

I promise you I have kept hens before. I like fresh eggs.
I like giving them my compost. I like their poop for my tomatoes.
I love chickens!!

Read the Page said...

Don't name them, just call them "the girls"--that's good enuf....not good to give them individual names. Think about it, EVERYTHING wants to eat a chicken...

Cindy said...

I am so jealous!! I. WANT. CHICKENS. And a hive or two of bees.