Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Beginnings and a New Look

Evening blessings to all ! First off I want to thank my son for making my new header and email button .Love them son! I have always had a thing for mice .I think they are the cutest things till they invade my home.Then lets just say I have a different thought on the matter. I do admit that if I find one in my feed barrels, at the barn, that I catch it and set it free.LOL !

 I have had a few baby chicks to hatch this week and wanted to share a few pics with you .I hate  to keep them caged but it is necessary for their safety .

This is a bantam Buff Cochin hen .She hatched only a few of the chicks.I have other hens that are setting on eggs and as they hatch I give the babies to this hen .She is a wonderful  mom.

Aren't they cute little balls of fluff ? Oh yeah, the duck will grow up just fine .I promise it will not have identity issues.LOL! By the way ,it is a call duck.

Help mom ! I don't really want my picture taken !Seriously they were trying to get away from the camera.

Baby chicks are just like potato chips ,you can't stop at one !

Chow time! This is just a temporary feeder till they get a little bigger in size.

Now if you want to get a glass of tea or a bathroom break  ,I will wait.
Okay are you still  with me ?   

These babies are being raised with a standard size Cochin hen .The babies are a mix of bantams and standard size chickens.I will let  them room together till the standard size becomes to big and  a hazard to the bantams .
She only has six or seven babies and one call duck.

Now I hope that I haven't bored you to sleep yet.I have one more baby to share.It is Casper my baby Flemish Giant .He is around 4 months old and has a lot of growing to do yet.

This a pic of him and a standard sized Cochin roo. Sorry about the blurriness. The roo is actually bigger than he looks here.

Last picture I promise . LOL!
I hope that you have enjoyed my little tour of  a few of my babies .It has been a lovely day here in Kentucky. I wish you all a wonderful weekend .Hugs,Jen


Mary said...

So nice of your son to help you with your blog Jen. I really like the new look! I love all your pic's of your babies, thank you for sharing...I have one question though, being a city gal here(with a country heart)lol...what is a call duck?? and how come he is with all the baby chicks, doesn't his mom want to take care of him? Hope your enjoying your weekend so far. Hugssss Mary

Ellie's Country Accents said...

The pics of your babies are cute. I like the new look and the mouse pic makes them look cuddly???

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Awwww aren't those chickies sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Nothing like a sweet lil' bunch of baby chicks!! (Oh...and a duck or two!!) I just wish I could have a whole brood and keep them that sweet and tiny!! (And your bunbun is adorable too...) I miss the farm life....You're a lucky gal Miss Jen...Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

cottageprims said...

Your son did a good job with the banner.Love the baby pics.I have a special fondness for chickens as my pappy was a chicken farmer.Have a wonderful sunday!~Amy

dee begg said...

The chicks and the bunny babies are too cute. Love your new banner...give the son a pat on the back for a job well done.


lilraggedyangie said...

Nothing cuter than baby chicks ! I dont know how you stay out of the chicken coop , they are darling and they dont stay that way for long they grow so fast! Enjoy your day! hugs lil raggedy angie

Shirlee said...

Good morning Jen! I really enjoyed seeing all the photos! I can't wait till I can have some chickens running around the farmyard : ) And how nice of your son to come up with such a nice new blog layout for you! I will answer your email soon : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Trace4J said...

So enjoyed all your pictures. Love baby chicks. And oh my I love that sweet potato bunny wabbit. :)
Love your new header too.
Hugs Trace

The Frenzied Fox said...

HI ya! Just found your blog and am now following you! Lovely photos--really think your Giant is especially cute--I have a rabbit too. Also wanted to say your gourd crafts are super neat!

Faye Henry said...

Lovely new header.. And all your chicks are gorgeous...
Have a great evening...

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

What fun!!! Now I want some baby chicks! ♥

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Jen:) Oh, I love your pretty chickens and think it's so cool the different animals can be together without fighting. I enjoyed all your pics. Have a wonderful holiday weekend:o)

Kerin said...

It's wonderful to have a technical helper!! I know I 911 my kids, any time I need technical help.... which is a lot :)
Love, love, love all your pictures!!
Sure makes me miss our chickens.
Hmmm..... hopefully next year we will gathering eggs out of the nesting boxes :)
Hope that this week is a great one for you!!

Kerin said...

I'm a new follower of your cute blog :)

Gatherings said...

Looks like they will keep you hoppin!!

Paula said...

Neat header, Jen! Your son "dun" good.
You're right about baby chicks... I can never get enough of them. Sweet little fuzzy butts make me happy. *grin*
Stay cool and don't work too hard!

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Jen i LOVE the new look of your blog and your new header!!! Your Son did a GREAT job!!! Hope you enjoy your weekend!! :)