Monday, May 27, 2013

Baby Chicks

Our baby chicks arrived a couple of weeks ago and I am completely smitten with them.  I never realized they could be so much fun. 

One of the highlights of my day is simply watching them play, and our whole family is enjoying them which makes me happy.

We bought 3 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Rhode Island Reds and 1 Easter Egger.  The Buff Orpingtons are my favorite.  So friendly, sweet and curious.  Our little Easter Egger is a bit shy but she is slowly coming around.

The Rhode Island Reds, which we have had before, are fun and seem to be the leaders of the tiny group. 

They have grown quite a bit in two weeks.  I snapped their picture right after I put them in their brooder when they first arrived.

Baby chicks suffer from the "big hand syndrome" so for a while every time we would stick our hand in to play with one to get them used to us, they would all run to the corner for cover.   But now, they run to greet us, which is so sweet. 

We haven't named them yet because honestly, it is really hard to tell them apart, other than the different breeds.

If anyone has any name suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them!


  1. They are lovely. I adore my hens. They bring so much joy to our life. The eggs are an added bonus :)

    1. I agree Diane! They are such a joy that I have to remind myself that they will be giving us delicious healthy eggs in a few months. :)

  2. Oh! I am so jealous! :) I can't wait until we move to the farm and can have some chicks! I hope you will post more about your cuties. I look forward to hearing more about them.

  3. Oh my gosh, they are so dang sweet!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness! They are SO cute! <3
    I used to have chickens (Cochin bantams) when I lived in the country, and loved to see them play around in the garden. DO post more pictures of them as they grow! :)
    Best wishes Inger, Norway

  5. Yet another reason I am getting closer to leaving suburbia for a little more space and freedom. Your chicks are so sweet, that you for sharing your lovely photos with us :)

    xo, Tanya

  6. Soooo sweet! We can't have them...but I would if I could!

  7. beautiful...
    "Poulette" (little chicken in French!) for the Easter Egger...or "Titine"...that is how I can ours...

  8. Congratulations on the chicks! And, I have to say, I'm thrilled that you're calling your Easter Egger by the proper breed name and not Ameraucana.

    My children usually name my chicks, but I took over with my last batch, since I had 3 girls and 3 boys, and named them after the characters on Friends, ;)

  9. Please oh please name one of them chickadee china the Chinese chicken!!! lol


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