The Baby Chicks

While we’re talking about farm animals, here are some not so great pictures of the baby chicks.

Silkies

It is so hard to get a picture of them because the mom and dad try to keep them hidden from us.  This is Thelma, the dad, trying to position himself between me and the babies.  Two black ones and a gray one which I believe, technically, is considered to be “splash” colored.  He’s the cutest little thing.

Louise

Probably this week there will be more babies.  Louise has been setting . . again.  I’m not sure what’s up with her though.  There were 2 eggs under her and she had been on the next for over 2 weeks.  This morning when I went out there, she’s moved to the far right nest, where the little chicks are in this picture and there are no eggs in that first nest where she had been setting.  Is there any way she moved the eggs?  I’m kinda baffled about this but I don’t dare mess with her.

 

Comments

  1. 1
    Becky in VA says:

    What’s the difference between you collecting the eggs for food, and Lousie “setting” to make baby chicks.

    I’ve always had a fear that I would crack open an egg, and there would be something other than what I expected to find. Obviously, I know nothing about chickens, but really enjoy yours!

  2. 2

    Awwwwwwwww… they are so CUTE!!!

  3. 3
    Brandy M. says:

    Oh my gosh, SO cute!
    I’m curious about the babies. Did you have enough eggs and decide to have some more babies? I love that you’re letting “Louise” (that’s my family name, including my middle name, and I love that you have a gorgeous chicken named Louise!) set on some eggs. It would be so fun to come out one day and find they had hatched!! Can’t wait to find out more.

    BLM :)

  4. 4

    I just discovered your blog, and am having fun browsing through your posts. I am a chicken keeper myself. Those are some beautiful Silkies!

  5. 5
    Gwynette in NW Arkansas says:

    Judy, I’m late commenting on this post, but what crossed my mind about your missing eggs happened to us. A big black snake got the eggs and the hen moved to another nest that had no eggs. We found the snake in another egg box swallowing eggs in a day or so. If Louise moved the eggs, you have ONE special chicken.