Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring on the Farm

Thank you so much for your words of sympathy and encouragement!
I read every one and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I feel so blessed.
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We have been enjoying our Spring weather here!
I think we have had a couple of 70 degree days!
Perfect weather to bring out the new chicks for a romp in the grass.
Meet Flossie,


Violet,


and Jane.


They are {in order} a White Leghorn, Wellsummer, and a Wyandotte.

Do you ever tire of watching sweet little baby chicks?





I have 3 more Banties ordered and that will bring our egg laying flock to 13.
Right now, we have 7 girls and definitely need more eggs for our family.
Tim has his chicken tractor almost finished and we ordered 20 fryer chicks that will become fresh chicken in the freezer this summer.
Each year we add a little something more to becoming self sufficient.
It's a good feeling.

~Julia



13 comments:

Valerie said...

Jealous! But so excited for you and your sweet family with the arrival of Spring and baby chicks on the farm!

Getting ready to do a series of "Farmer's Wife" posts that has to do with quilting inspired by your Great Depression posts!

Blessings from the Heartland,
Val

Laurel Stephens said...

I love chickens! I've read that each chicken has its own personality and pecking order, which must be where that saying originated. How fun to watch all that develop as they grow. Thanks for sharing these adorable photos.

2busy said...

Baby chicks are so cute! But not so cute when they mature.

Enjoy those farm fresh eggs!

MarmePurl said...

I am almost ready to try chicks of my own. Fun to see yours.

Debbie said...

They are adorable!!! What fun to watch them.

Debby said...

They are so cute. Love those downey feathers. I love to watch them as well.

~ko said...

Self-sufficient! Ahhhh! One day we will be able to do this and I do love getting to watch your family and little farm through this blog :) Thank you!

Heather said...

How do you introduce your new chicks to the established hens? This is my second year with chickens and I have two hens from last year and two new chicks that I purchased this year. I'm afraid that the more dominant hen will not be so friendly at first.

Blessings! said...

We got ten this year, last time we got six so ten seems like a lot. *smile* We have five Bard Rocks and five California Whites. They are supposed to be harty, docile, excellent layers, and the Bard Rocks should lay brown eggs while the California Whites are to lay white eggs. Our neighbor has already said he may buy some eggs from us as he plans to get turkeys instead this year, that and bunnies for meat. Your pictures are so cute! Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

Gone Country said...

Nope, I never tire of watching baby chicks or chickens for that matter!

Congrats on one more step towards self-sufficiency... one day at a time, one step at a time.

Snooks said...

No I do not tire of watching the baby peeps. They very entertaining. Such sweet little ones.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

How how beautiful!
We have 5 newborn chicks right now (they're 1 week old!).
I'm curious, how do you grow them?
Do you give them fresh vegetables, grass and cereals?

Fra

Ellen R said...

The chicks are SO cute! I just want to nuzzle their fuzz :-) I'm loving the spring weather too, walking outside, arranging flowers in pots and weeding. So therapeutic!

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