Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chickens.....



Last year our family embarked on a long journey into the farming life, hoping to have goats, rabbits, chickens, both egg and meat, and turkeys. Of course we never did get THAT far, but as I have written (like one sentence..) we got our always loving chicken count back up to 30 birds. For those that don't know we live on one of the main routes out of town - and NO ONE ever pays attention to the 45 speed limit sign (instead that gas pedal is pushed to the medal ;)







We did incubate some eggs, and after our successful mama bird hatched 3 babies (GO HERE), we were ready to get that bird count back up (we have lost a total of about 6 birds, 2 to unknown causes, the rest to cars..)




Excitedly mom rushed in after a shopping trip to announce one chick has hatched! We are all a buzz, as father is trying to instruct me, and I am trying to instruct my dear frazzled mother, and we successfully move the one black bird.


That next morning father announces that one more has entered the world, and that afternoon is moved in with its brother/sister! They look so tired, thankfully God made mothers to be the ones tired in the human world, these poor things are exhausted! Only later do we see that this little one is made its entrance! Since this one chekced on it progress, it was pretty cool for Hannah to find him/her first!

Love,

Anne

P.S. PLEASE OHH PLEASE OHH PLEASE HELP ME GET 50 FOLLOWERS!!!!! PLEASE!!!!! I MIGHT HAVE ANOTHER GIVE A WAY!?

5 comments:

Kelsey =) said...

YAY!

Abby said...

I know I'm on a blogging break, but I just had to comment! The chicks are SO darling! :)


Abby :D

Bethany said...

The first picture is amazing. :) Our families luck with hatching eggs didn't quite go too well... ;)

Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog!

Blessings,

Bethany

MONKEYGIRL1 said...

Kelsey - YAY! Is sooo right! The oldest one is now flying and flew right out of the box they were in! LOL

Abby - They are, that yellow one looks much cuter now that it is fluffy!

Bethany - My mom put some in a box with the heater over it and when they never hatched she had dad throw them in the creek in the back, so thats when we broke down and incubated! I never said any thing to any body here though that we have an incubator!

Love,
ANNE

Michelle said...

Your pictures are beautiful! My favorite is the fuzzy yellow baby!
I love you and your ramblings. . .
Momma