Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chick News!

An update on the chicks...they are growing! They are now 7 weeks old. Sweet, fun and a delight! 
Hubby is making the coop and wait till you see what this man is up to! A coop you have never seen before!
 These books very helpful. I love the author Ashley English~Keeping Chickens. She has other books out and the series is called~
Homemade Living.
 This book I bought at the feed store when I bought the chicks.
 I read this book to them just before I tuck them in their coop each night! ;)

 I LOVE my Hunter rubber boots! They fit like a glove and I could wear them all day.
They are eating their 2nd stage of food now, just like a baby. Starter~Grow Crumbles...yummy! 
 I love that they eat out of my hand. They went crazy when I fed them worms from the feed store. It was candy to them!

 I took this picture peeking through a window in their temporary coop. They sleep with a red heat lamp. The temperature needs to be between 75-80 degrees at their age now. I am such a good Mommy! :)
YES, I did buy this chicken purse and should be getting it this week! LOL!
I bought it through
It is quite large and I know the folks at the feed store will love it!
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! ;)
Have a wonderful week!


A Vintage Chic said...

Oh my goodness, Maryjan! What fun you're having! Those look like the happiest chicks in the world--can't wait to get some chicks next spring!

I love those books--I've seen them & think I'll be getting them soon...and that purse! How fabulous!

Hope your weekend is wonderful...can't wait to see the chicken coop!


jamsith14222 said...

You go girl!! I just love your blog...your such and inspiration!!


Lorilee said...

Your chicks are so sweet. I love their names. That purse is wonderful! You will love having chickens. I sure do! The only drawback is the other critters that also love chickens!

Darlene said...

You are living my dream of having chickens.Love the way you write your blog and all the pictures plus music. It is always a treat when I find something from you on my facebook page.
Thank you

Karen said...

You are just having waaaaayyyyy too much fun with your chicks. And GREAT Mom you are!
Love that purse. :)
I can't wait to see the chicken coop! HOW FUN!

Have a great weekend! karen

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Oh my goodness you are making me want to go out and buy me some chicks! I have drooled over Heather Bullard's chicken coop. Our suburban home is on a large lot with land behind us so there is room. I just don't feel like cleaning up after them or having a smell. Let me know how that goes. Someday maybe when all my children leave the nest and I need something to keep me busy. ox

Julie Harward said...

You are such a delight! I love your chickens, their names fir them. I can't wait to see this coop! You read to them..sweet mama! Love the purse, so cute! :D

Createology said...

Wonderful update on your adorable chickies. How very sweet and you must be the very best mommy a chick ever had. Reading them a story at bedtime. :o) I love that they eat out of your hands. Yum...gummy worms are just candy. Not gummy worms from the pet store? Oh, thank you I will pass. Happy chicken raising...

April said...

They look so HAPPY! We are building a coop right now too! Our five little girls THANKFULLY have not yet outgrown their box. :)

Sarah said...

Maryjane, you are a good mommy. I know this is going to be a fun adventure. Keep us posted. ~ Sarah

Annesphamily said...

That purse is amazing! I really love it! It matches those sweet chickens you are caring for so lovingly! Have a great weekend! Anne

DearHelenHartman said...

Would never have thought keeping Chickens could be charming but you make it look that way!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, you have chickens. I so want some but my hubby said NO WAY. Man he just want let me have know fun. LOL. He tald me a can scrapbook all the chicks I want but that was it. Well I am glad someone got to get some. Have a wonderful day.....~Cherrie~

Busy As Can Be said...

Oh Wow MaryJane! I am so excited for you I want to get some too! Those look like good books to help. I love stopping by your blog!

~✿~Icy BC said...

They are adorable, and I like their name too. What a unique experience..

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

It looks like if you could, you'd turn yourself into a chicken! I'm glad your brood is going well.

Amber said...

Maryjane, You are going to love having the girls! They are the funnest things. My girls used to follow me around the yard as I gardened. And, they LOVE to chit chat. *sigh* I miss my chickens (had to find a new home for them when we moved).
Looking forward to watching your girls grow. Love their names BTW!
xo, Amber

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi mryjane,

Awe, your chickens are so cute! I love that they eat right out of your hand! I wish I could have some.


C'est moi Claudette said...

Sweet, just plain sweet MJ.
I can't wait to see what your hubby does with their new house.
Worms yummmmmy : )

C'est moi Claudette said...

Sweet, just plain sweet MJ.
I can't wait to see what your hubby does with their new house.
Worms yummmmmy : )

Cozy Little House said...

You ARE a good chickie mommy! And good for you for where you bought the purse.

Mimi Sue said...

Love that purse! And your chickies are so adorable. I'll bet you are a good chick mommy. Mimi

*Shelli* said...

They are spoiled little chickens! Can't wait to see the purse :) They are so cute and growing fast.

Cheryl said...

They are so pretty and I just love their names. Yes you are a very good chicken mama! They are lucky to have you caring for them. I love that chicken purse.

Junebug said...

I have that purse too! I love it and wait till you go shopping with it. Everyone will stop you and strike up a conversation. Love your pictures of your girls. I have seven and they really are great buddies.

Cindy said...

The chicks look very healthy and cute! I love that purse. I know someone who would love it too. Maybe for a Christmas present.

Katmom said...

Hey MaryJane,
you make an 'eggcellent' chicken mom! lol!
Have fun and guess which chick is my fav? lol!

Amy B. said...

Your girls are so sweet!! The school where I work has 21 eggs in incubators. Whatever makes it, they give to me!!! So I'm pretty excited to have an addition to the 13 I have now. Can't wait to see your coop!!!

Have a great day!!

Elsie said...

Maryjane you had me laughing so hard my hubby was wondering what was happening to me.LOL. You are so funny. Your chicks are so cute.
I grew up with a big chicken yard with lots of chickens and I remember going out to get the eggs every morning bringing them in and cooking some for breakfast. Daddy's chickens layed colored eggs, mint green some of them and some dark brown,some light brown. We had the most beautiful rooster and I wished I would have taken a picture of him. The older he got the more cranky he got. I think you are a wonderful mother to those chicks but if they see that cute purse, it might scare them and they might wonder about their future.LOL. Watch for foxes and other critters.

Farmgirl Paints said...

how'd you know that i love chickens? i can just see a couple clucking around in my backyard...oh maybe someday:)

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

LOVE your little chickie photos! My little Maltese is named Sadie, too! You have a lovely blog. Thank you so much for the visit to Bluebirds and Butterflies today. xoxo Have a happy day! Kim

Sunny Simple Life said...

I adore all your chicken stuff but that purse it just AWESOME!!