May 18, 2010

Farm Chicks- for real

We got some fuzzy babies the other day. These are supposed to be Araucana chicks- you know- the ones that Martha Stewart has? They lay blue-green eggs.

However, from what I've been reading online, chicks that you get from hatcheries are seldom true-blue Araucanas. They more than likely are Easter Eggers- which lay colored eggs, but genetically are mutts- crossed with Araucanas or Ameraucanas. I don't care at this point- they're SO cute!!

These are my other recent aquisitions:
Bella and MimiMimi taking a dirt bath- look how dirty her feathers are!
Curly the Rooster.
Enjoy! Lee


vera said...

Oh my cuteness! I think that is so cool you are keeping farm chicks!

The Other Side of Me said...


They are soooooo cute! You know you have to name one chick after me. Ha-ha!

Enjoy watching them grow.

Lori said...

Lee, your new chicks are adorable...the boys look like they think the chicks are pretty amazing too!!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Lee!
Oh, so adorable! Such sweet pics. :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Tam said...

They are CUTE! How much fun!!!

natalea said...

I love little chicks! I tried to convince my mom to get a chicken coop this year. (didn't work, but maybe next year I can bug her again!). xo

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Oh, I'm so jealous. I grew up with chickens and didn't appreciate them. But the eggs were sure nice. The new babies are darling, what ever their parentage are/is (?) and the dust bath beauty looks so happy. Congratulations. The photos of the boys holding them is precious. With that rooster and a hen you are likely to have her want to sit on a cache of eggs.

Karen said...

They are so darn cute and who care if they are mutts or not!! The boys won't care either!!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh' I could just cry when I see these. They are so so precious. My dad use to get me baby chicks (which never lived) when I was a little girl and I just couldn't keep my hands off of them. Now I'm wanting one really bad. Especially one that lays such pretty eggs.

xxoo's...Tracy :)