Saturday, 7 February 2015

Baby Chicks

Baby Chicks    http://joceesfarm.blogspot.co.nz


One of our young chickens, Lucy, decided to go broody and sit in the nest box all day.  After about 3 days of shooing her off to get the eggs she decided to get serious and not move.  Garden gloves were required to get the eggs that day!   The next morning my daughter & I set her up in our little portable chook house and gave her 4 eggs to sit on.  She took to the new arrangement straight away and after 3 weeks out popped 2 little chicks.



They are very active and it has taken countless photos to get some worth using.


Baby Chicks    http://joceesfarm.blogspot.co.nz
Lucy is proving to be a very protective mother and they run for cover and hide under her wings whenever something startles them.


Baby Chicks    http://joceesfarm.blogspot.co.nz

The little grey one likes sitting on her back, and we have seen him/her sleeping there.  The little yellow one likes to hide under her wing and peek out.  Fingers crossed they are both girls as we already have two roosters.




23 comments:

  1. The chicks are adorable! Have a wonderful weekend, Jocee!

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  2. Delightful Jocee. My granddaughter has two chicks as well and I had to take her broody little red hen that was trying to take them away from their mother.

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  3. Oh, such sweet little chicks ! I love these photos ! My favorite is the last photo of mom with her babies !
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  4. beautiful ! have a nice weekend :)

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  5. Oh my, the chicks are just adorable. Lucy is a great momma.. Wonderful series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. They are so sweet! Good job Lucy!

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  7. Sweet little chicks. I have to wear garden gloves on my broody hens too. They draw blood.

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  8. They are so cute and glad she is a good mother. Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. Chicks are sooooo cute. Fingers are crossed.

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  10. Oh I am sending happy thoughts for all, stay well and safe little cuties. They are just adorable!

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  11. So cute. The black one looks like it has attitude. Can't wait to see what they look like as they grow and whether they are boys, girls, or both.

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  12. O My Gosh...this is just THE MOST darling post I've seen today! Awesome.

    I'm so happy you decided to share this link for the weekend!! GREAT post.

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  13. This is a lovely post, and you've added some great photos too. You've brightened my start to the week with this picture story. Thanks for that.

    Have a great week.

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  14. What beautiful chickens! Love the babies!

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  15. Sweet chicks, good luck, have a nice week.

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  16. Happy Valentine's Day to you, may your day be wonderful!

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