Saturday, March 28, 2009

Baby chickens!!

The first of our small flock of chickens arrived last week! Her name is Maisy, and she loves to hang out with us. When we put her back in the brooder, a dog kennel, she chirps her tiny head off, begging to be let out. As you see in the photo, she likes to "help" while I work at the computer.

Next week her flock sisters will arrive. They were all due last week but two didn't make it after two days on the truck, and one was never shipped. I'll post their photos next week.

For anyone considering raising chickens, I highly recommend it. Even three days in I'm getting more joy out of the experience than I ever thought possible. Who'd ever imagine the fun of typing up a blog while tiny little feet dance over your fingers?

4 comments:

Lori Tiron-Pandit said...

I just found your blog and I think what you're doing it's wonderful. Your books also look like something I will love to read. Thanks.

Clea Danaan said...

Thank you Lori! I'm so glad you've found my blog!

Courtney Putnam said...

So sweet! Chicks are delightful!

Give your little ones some cuddles for me (are they cuddle-able?)

Courtney

Clea Danaan said...

They are, Courtney! They are so teeny and soft and fuzzy. We got the other three safe and sound this week, and all are doing well.

They don't *love* being picked up, but we want them docile and used to people (especially kids), so we cuddle them and play with them often.