Monday, March 16, 2009

A Spring Chick!

Did you know that chickens have personalities?
Or is that chickenalities?
Neither did I! I grew up running barefoot with farm animals all around.
Who knew? I learned something new!
These little black chickies will begin to lay eggs in about 20 weeks. When I got too close with the camera they chirped to the top of their tiny lungs and ran in a flock to the corner of the little box as if to say, "Help help, the sky is falling!
The sky is ffffaaaaaaaallllllllinnngggggg!"
This darling ball of fluffy yellow softness sat quietly on the chicken feeder and his brothers and sisters (or relatives of some such...or are they even related they are all from different eggs...um I don't know) lay on the pine bedding stretched out under the heat lamp. There was no fear here in this box. Life was good for them. Food and water, a heat lamp and a soft place to land is all these puff balls needed to be happy.
And so I learned that chickens have chickenalities.
Oh, I just looove to learn!
Hey how 'bout loading the van with your kiddos or go by yourself if you want (that's OK too), and take a trip to the local farm store or co-op?
Inhale deeply of all the smells of chicken feed, mixed with the scent of hemp in the new ropes, or the freshly tanned leather of the bridle straps.
The smells and sights and sounds of a farm store pull from the far recesses of my mind, memories of my childhood, good memories!
If you've never experienced a farm store, you should. Well, there's really nothing quite like it!
You might learn something new too! Oh, I love to learn. Do you?
Love, Rachel
P.S. Laurel, Happy Birthday! I can't find you! Where are you?

15 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

I know my birds (parrots) all have distinct personalities. They are so fun and really love interacting with each other and their humans.

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

How cute!!! Love this post!

XO
Brook

Michele said...

Awwwww..those little chicks are so adorable! I miss those days of going to the farm with my kids. Why oh why do they have to grow up!?

Have a great week!
Hugz,
Michele

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hello Rachel,
Those chicks are so cute! I have very fond memories, running around on the farm at my Grampy's. He had so many animals,and it was such a treat to go hang out in the barns and chicken coop! Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Such a sweet post...I so glad these cuties are for laying eggs. Who could look at those darling and think of fried chicken :-(

mah said...

Oh, how I love the memories of little chickies and other farm smells, (of course some not so great) but some people will never have those memories.
I raised a little biddie once, he was a beautiful white rooster and my dear mother let me bring him in at night and he would set in front of the fire with me nestled against my side... oh what sweet memories. Thanks for the time spent on memory lane. Mary Ann

Judi said...

The little puff balls are soooo sweet....I didnt know all that aboout chickens. Thank you for sharing..
have a lovely day..
Judi

Ronda said...

Adorable chicks!!...An afternoon to a farm sounds like a fun idea for my homeschoolers! I am such a city girl...I am sure that I could learn ever so much! FUN post! :)

CIELO said...

So cute.... I love nature... and oh Rachel, you gonna love our party... we're celebrating spring at the house in the roses with a party... come see!

Hugs

cielo

cityfarmer said...

we're getting a tarctor supply store in a few weeks...can't wait.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How darling! I do love birds. Happy spring! Anita

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cute baby chicks!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a touch of Spring those itty chickies are!!
Have a wonderful day..
Mona

Joy said...

Aww they are so sweet!

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