Friday, October 07, 2005

Chicks! Chicks! She Did It!

We have chicks! Woo Hoo!!!

We have a free ranging flock of 5 banty yard birds. For a while only 4 were showing up to roost at night and I thought this hen, known as "That Blonde Hen" had been eaten by a predator.

Then she showed up for breakfast one day.

Then she disappeared again.

I figured she was brooding something, but I could not find her. I looked everywhere...almost.

One day last week, I bent down to pick up a paper cup THAT ONE OF MY KIDS HAD CARELESSLY DISCARDED and found myself staring at this hen. An old ice chest was leaning against a post and she was under it.

Two days later I went to check on her and she was strolling around with 6 brand new chicks. They are all in protective custody now while the chicks grow big enough to stand a chance out in the yard.

This is TOO COOL! A first time event for the Pure Florida homestead.Posted by Picasa


pablo said...

They look delicious!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

They look adorable-- so little and vulnerable.
Way cool. Congratulations!

Floridacracker said...

Pablo, you cad!

Thanks, I am hiding them from Pablo.

Juli said...

Congratulations on the new additions, gramps. ;)

roger said...

the kid could have at least put the paper cup in the ice chest.

baby chicks are way cool.

Floridacracker said...

Gramps! Whoa...not ready for that label yet!

You would think my son the basketball player would have better aim! The chicks are tres cool!

Hick said...

You lucky duck! We are having a real problem with coyotes these days and I would be afraid to have the chickens running around here.

They are awfully cute though...the chicks, not the coyotes.

Do you have a recipe for Minorcan chicken? Heh. Just kidding.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Babies! Congratulations!

Pablo---don't you think they should be a little bigger?!