Thursday, January 31, 2013

Excitement! We Have A Chick!



Yes I am so excited! Thank you God for miracles!

This morning when I went out to feed and water the chickens I found this little site. I almost walked out of the pen without looking because I had bothered these hens so much lately.  Funny thing is these hens and their eggs have changed hands or should I say feet so many times...sometimes they would be up in the nest, sometimes some of the eggs would be on the floor, different counts too...Silkies are a funny breed...they're a sharing breed though. You see the broken egg for this chick is on the floor under another hen and yet the chick is up with this hen in a nest...
Yesterday Carly and the grandsons came over and we looked in and saw one of the hens turning her eggs.  It was such a cute site to see her do this with her beak.
  

This is an especially tiny chick.  The pictures make it seem as if they are gray but they do have a lavender tint.  I can't wait to see how large it will grow to be.  I am told they are a full size chicken but they are a small breed.
I also can't wait to clean out this little hen house it is so dirty.  These hens have been hogging the pen for over two months they stay broody... 



I will keep you informed as to any other hatches we may have...they are sitting on several more eggs still....now I have to go to the feed store and get some starter grower feed!!!!
I'll leave you with a few more pictures...Have a great day!
Dolly  




19 comments:

  1. How very, very cute! I used to love it when we would get the batch of baby chicks every Spring. Love their sweet little fuzzy heads- xo Diana

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  2. Darling. Love the color. Will she come in to a brooder or stay with the hens?

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  3. So cute! Congrats on the new baby!

    ~L

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  4. Aw, what a cutie! Can't wait to see more.

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  5. Dolly I am so excited for you. Your little chick is so pretty. I look forward to more chicks in your posts soon.

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  6. Hi Dolly. I am very excited for you and your adorable broody hens. That young chick is so pretty. I look forward to more chick posts soon.

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  7. What a sweet chick.. reminds me of Spring! :)

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  8. Yay! How cute. Finding new chicks is always exciting, no matter how many times you discover them! I hope the other eggs hatch out without any problems.

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  9. What a little sweetie pie! Can't wait to see more pics :)

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  10. This is exciting and they aren't even mine!! Can't wait to see more chicks!!

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  11. Congrats on your baby chick! So precious!

    Jody

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  12. Oh my gosh.....how cute is she...???? I can't believe how tiny she is compared to the other silkies, Dolly. What a fun morning for you!

    xoxo laurie

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  13. SO CUTE!!! Can't wait to see pictures of them after they all hatch.

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  14. Congratulations Dolly! How cute and what a joy!!! How exciting... :) We should have a baby chick shower!!! :)

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  15. congratulations! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. the new giveaway started yesterday :-)

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  16. Adorable! Don't you sometimes wish they would stay all fluffy and tiny? I love holding the chicks.

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  17. They are definitely adorable little creatures.

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  18. Aaawwwww, Dolly! My first time here! Came over form Cowgirls Party!
    Your post made me smile!
    Adorable chick!
    Cheers,

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