Monday, April 4, 2011

Chick News!

I am in Love! Our little chicks are 2 weeks old today and they are growing fast! For sometime now, I have wanted a little brood of chickens for fresh organic eggs. Last week I decided to go for it! I talked with chicken owners, did some research on the Internet and bought a great book on raising backyard chickens! I am so excited. They live in a large box with a heat lamp in the house until they are old enough to go into a coop.
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This weekend they had their first day out on the grass! They loved it!  
Sweet granddaughter Hailey came to help. She is becoming a true blue farm girl!
Hailey wearing a sweet pink dress is holding Sadie, while Flossie and Gracie are sunning posing.
I named the chicks after my grandmother and 2 of her sisters, plus 7 more siblings who grew up on a farm in Missouri. xox
Love our new babies!

79 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Ohhhh, so sweet..the chicks and your grand daughter! Enjoy them, nothing more fun! ;D

Bella said...

Hi Maryjane,
So so sweet! Your granddaughter will always remember this:-)
Hugs,
Bella

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, now you're REALLY making me want chickens, Maryjane! What a fun thing to name them after family!

What a sweet little granddaughter you have...reminds me of a photo of my daughter holding a chick--I'll have to dig that out for Easter...

Hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!

Julie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet...there's nothing so sweet as a newborn! ♥

NanaDiana said...

Those little chickens are just darling. We used to get them every Spring when I was a kid...and your little granddaughter is beautiful! xxoo Diana

Julie Harward said...

I just had to come back and say...your comment made me cry. Thank you. I have come to really love so many here, you for sure! :D

Pam said...

I had a grandma named "Flossie" (short for Florence). I never knew if that was a common little nick name at one time or not... now I'm thinking maybe so. It was sweet to me that you named your chicks the way you did.

Nothing better than organic, homegrown eggs.

Been reading your blog for quit some time. Really enjoy it.
Many Blessings,
Pam

Mari said...

AWWWW HOW CUTE :) AND SOOOOO SWEET TOO :)

XOX~MARI

Dawn Dutton said...

How adorable. I love the painted nails!

Treasures Evermore said...

So very cute...beautiful photos.

Cindy said...

Hey girl.Aren't they just the sweetest!!Mine are now 6 weeks old.I can't wait to travel home with them...lol Your grandaughter is so cute.Handle them as much as you can.Love the names!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Maggie Ann said...

Oh my, your pictures by themself are beautiful and the baby chicks are a treat to see. I'm glad I happened and found your lovely blog!

Bee happy said...

These are so adorable! good luck with keeping them you will be rewarded with really tasty eggs for breakfast :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Claudia said...

They are so sweet, Maryjane!

xo
Claudia

DearHelenHartman said...

So sweet! What blessings you're enjoying this spring. We live in the country and it's always fun to be in the post office the day the live chicks arrive in the mail, thanks for keeping us updated on the progress.

Elsie said...

Maryjane you really brought back memories for me. My sister and I
would get little chickens for Easter every year and every year they would end up being roosters.
Daddy had a big chicken yard and he would get so frustrated with us because we would always have to have a baby chicken. Pink,green, orange, that is when they use to dye them. They were always so cute. Your grand daughter and your little peeps are both cute as they can be. You are truly making memories. My daddy would always buy about 36 of the little ones about every 3yr. We always had eggs. It was so much fun gathering them.

Beverly said...

Oh, Maryjane....they are just the sweetest. You are going to love having a backyard flock!!!

Charlene said...

Iremember chicks at Easter when I was little!!!! Great expierence! Charlene

Ashley Jaeger said...

Oh Grandma :D your baby chicks are so precious! I hope my family and I stop by sometime to say hello to you and grandpa as well as meet the new additions to the family ;] I love you with all my heart gorgeous grandma!!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for your sweet comments.

Ooooh the little chicks are so adorable. I think having chickens would be so much fun. I would never eat them, just let them live happy lives and lay their eggs. Maybe someday...

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Holly

Createology said...

How very sweet and what fun to raise your very own organic eggs. The grands will love this interaction all the more. How precious to see your beautiful granddaughter holding this baby chick. Lots of memories being made here...
Thank you for visiting and commenting.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Awwww! How precious - your granddaughter and the little chicks! Have fun! laurie

Jacqueline said...

Maryjane - 12 grandkids, wow! How fun, we love all 6 of ours and are sure we will have many more. The chicks are soooo cute. Our neighbors across the street have 6 chickens. They keep brining us eggs. They are wonderful. Now, I have to say, I am glad I don't live right next door as they are a noisy brood, but fun from across the street.

*Shelli* said...

♥They are so sweet!!! The kids are going to have fun watching these chicks grow :)

Diane Mars said...

What darling chicks, thanks for stopping by, I sure love your Studio Space, beautiful, I sure could create some lovely things in that space, I am off to explore your Blog. I will be back~ Hugs, Diane

madrekarin said...

Oh, chickens! Congratulations. :) My 4 "girls" are three years old this year. They have slowed down laying but they are still healthy and happy. Maybe too happy! lol You are going to love having them poking about the yard. They are just the best pets- so funny and sweet.
Come Autumn, you should be swimming in eggs. :)

Liz said...

There is nothing like a baby chick!
So cute!

~Liz

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

They are just darling especially the little black ones...
I'm sure they're quite amusing too!
Susan

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

This just could not be any sweeter of a post! I would love to have chicks in my backyard!

MJ, the rain has made its way in.....
but that is ok, it will keep down the dust!

xxoo
Becky

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

We had chickens on our small farm a few years ago...they are fun and the eggs delicious! Enjoy♥

Shelia said...

Hi Maryjane! Oh, how sweet that you've got little chickies! They are just precious! Love your little helper too! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute! We have 9 chickens already and we just adore them.
We have one Ameracauna named Bonnie, three Silkies with the names Willie Tillie and Cleo, and five Australorps named Julia, Suzanne, Charlene, and Mary Jo.
Right now our blog is not available but I will soon be posting pictures of each one on Be Wit'nWise. Just check out bewitnwise.blogspot.com later. {Right now you would just find a blank page}

Cindy said...

Baby chicks are so cute. Fresh eggs are just one reason to keep chickens. We've had them for more than twenty years, and love them!

June said...

You are going to love it Maryjane! The fresh eggs are wonderful, but the hens make great friends too. Your little g-daughter is darling, and I am sure she will be a good little chick-tender.
hugs to you...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, how precious those sweet little chicks are! But not nearly as precious as that sweet lil granddaughter! Just think of all the wonderful memories you are making with her!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog ~ I do hope you will visit often!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I've been thinking about getting chickens and your photos are helping to make up my mind. It's been many years since I had chickens so I'm very excited. Such wonderful memories for your grandaughter.Take care.

Ann-Marie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They are just adorable! I wish I could raise chickens where I live....fresh eggs sound wonderful.
Hugs,
Penny

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh how precious. My senior mom would LOVE to add some cute chickens to her gardening projects but no room so she enjoys the wild birds instead. Her great-grandkids have fun helping her feed them. :) Have a great weekend.

Jori said...

What sweet little chickies! I am going to try your taco quiche too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Mary Jane... those are adorable! I love fuzzy baby chicks. They are just too cute.
And your granddaughter is just the perfect little model and is so precious. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marydon said...

What fun, Maryjane! So love the pics of your gr-kid-ling with the wee ones. Adorable!

Have a sweet PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

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Terri Morse said...

I hear that a lot of folks are raising backyard chickens these days. The little babies are adorable and so is your granddaughter!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, Maryjane, I love baby chicks!!! We had one when my son was young...such precious memories! THANK YOU for this adorable post!!!
XO

Atelier de Charo said...

So sweet!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs
Charo

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday MaryJane, Your granddaughter looks beautiful in her pink dress and so cute holding the sweet chick. It brings back memories. We raised chickens when our children were very little. Thanks for your comments. Have a wonderful week.

LV said...

I really enjoyed this story and pictures of your little chicks. And, especially the precious child in her pink. When we were growing up we had two pet ones, we called henny and penny. They were such pets that when they grew up it grieved us terribly. Let them grow up and do not pet them or you may be sorry too.

Trisha said...

Would you believe that I am afraid of chickens? It's true! Your cute little granddaughter is a lot braver than I am! Happy Pink Saturday to you!

~Trisha

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

How cute is that! Darling little chicks and a beautiful granddaughter......heavenly!

Thank you for coming by and leaving such a nice comment!
I am your newest follower!
Jil
Happy Pink Saturday!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I wish I could have chicks in my yard. I did take a look at yours & Kerrie's RV's. Just yummy. How fun. We RV with a club. we call ourselves a RV club but it's really more like an eating and drinking club! Have a great week.

DearHelenHartman said...

Your granddaughter is adorable and so sweet with the little chick. Happy Pink Saturday.

viridian said...

Lovely! and cute. Happy Pink saturday.

Sares said...

How precious! The chickadees and the pretty little princess in pink! Happy Pink Saturday and have a marvelous weekend!

Sarah said...

How fun! Your pictures are so sunny and cheery! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

The chicks are so sweet and your granddaughter is adorable - Happy Pink Saturday. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Cat & Cricket said...

This is the cutest!!! How I love them!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Cricket

Loretta said...

What a darling photo! I'm new to this new way of linking; I love it. I simply choose the picture that appeals to me the most, and yours was one of them. Have a wonderful weekend. Your blog looks so cute!

Cottage Touch said...

Hi Maryjane ..Adorable,thank you for bringing up childhood memories of going to a farm and getting chicks as a child for Easter.HPS!

stampdiva said...

Hi
Visiting from Pink Saturday (my first time as part of this event).
This couldn't get any more cute. Adorable photographs.
Wishes for a Pink Saturday.
Lynne M

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So cute chicks and so pretty Gran Daughter!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Maryjane,
Your chicks are just adorable! Your granddaughter looks so cute all dressed in pink and I bet she loved holding those fluffy critters. I remember my father one time brought home a bunch of little yellow chicks and kept them warm with a lamp in the kitchen. They were so cute! Happy Pinks and thanks for your visit.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kerrie said...

I love the chicks so much!! When my children were toddlers, I sent for 10 and received 100 for 1.98! That was back in 1966 and we lived on a farm thank heavens. They were all roosters to boot! LOL! I love your blog, it is beautiful! Kerrie

Kerrie said...

Love your blog!

Pat said...

Love your blog post. Hailey is darling and so is the chick!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic picture!
greetings from Holland,
Ineke

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The chicks are so neat, I look forward to hearing about this adventure:@)

stefanie said...

awwww, I just want to smooch them!!!!

Elyse said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

i think it is so cool that you are raising lil' chicks! looking forward to reading all of your 'beehive coop' adventures, sweetie!

love,
elyse
xo

Shirl said...

Hello Maryjane, Happy Pink Saturday! Love your pink post this week. What cute little chicks! Came to visit last night and saw your facebook link and forgot to comment here. LOL ?I joined facebook in Sept, it's fun! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Amisha said...

So cute!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

ADORABLE Maryjane! I love the little downy chicks, but your grandaugter is so precious! I am sure she was thrilled by the little chicks!
Yvonne

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

Nice, I love it!!
from Chile
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aunt Nancy Jane said...

Oh Maryjane.. how cute..Don said you'll have to see what Maryjane has posted!! he wouldn't tell me. I hope you get all the eggs you want. Say don't you need a rooster? LOL I can't imagine that thought it would remind me of Hectors Market by Mom and Dad's original home..LOL Let us know when you get your first eggs...
Love you.. N

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, MaryJane. I am so glad you joined us today. I've missed you.

Your sweet Hailey is beautiful, and she looks so pretty in pink.

I love your little chicks. I would love to have some, too, but we can't have them where we live. Good luck!

Light and Voices said...

How adorable are those chicks? Really adorable! What a project you have taken on. Good luck and enjoy this passion of yours. Take care. See you next week.
Joyce M

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am loving these babies and that baby with the green polish on her nails...How cute! Glad you got some chickens. We love ours. They are as much like our pets as the dog and cat. HPS

Be Wit'nWise said...

Oh I just love this blog so much! And to think that I just found it looking around on blogger!

Cassandra

classic • casual • home said...

Following you.
PS. Love your little trailer.

Heidi said...

Hailey sure loves those chicks... Chan too! They are growing so fast and the tails are the cutest! Thanks for sharing with the kids. They love coming to Grandma's and we are blessed to be able to visit like we do. xo

april said...

sweet shots of your gorgeous girlies MJ. hope you're well. your chicks sure look happy. :)

hugs,
april