Sunday, May 24, 2009

Baby Chicks!

Well, I would love to have posted my wonderful Garden Sprite Gothic Arch, but I am totally obsessing over this! One of our hens started setting three weeks ago. We were a bit worried - we'd gotten rid of our roosters about a week prior. I had read that the sperm can live quite awhile in the hen's uh, tract (oh the things you learn when you have chickens!), so we knew there was a chance they could be fertile.

We are very new to this whole chicken thing and didn't do any of the things you're supposed to. We pretty much just left her alone and hoped for the best. We were thrilled when, yesterday evening, we found an empty shell and spotted a little dark chick behind her in the nest box. This morning there was one more! Just now I went to check on them and found this wee baby, fresh out of the shell. She/he was pretty exhausted.

Now we are overrun with chickens! My husband (against my semi-strong protests) ordered another 17 chicks and 3 turkeys that arrived on the 6th. They're in the garage. Oh, and my daughter brought home a little banty chick from the feed store @ Easter. He's living in my studio. In a box - not free ranging w/the ink and stamps. ;-)

Maybe we need a Gothic Arches Chicken theme??? I could totally get into that.


  1. Oh my goodness, Shelly, how absolutely darling those chicks are! What an undertaking! You must be running around like a ......oh, never mind:)

  2. Awwww! So cute!

    So now you have chicks and kittens and poults (baby turkeys--I looked it up). You must live on a big farm way out in the country. I bet you have a garden and everything.


  3. Oh how sweet! Good luck with your new additions :) Lots of work but fun, I'm sure.
    Debbie K.

  4. Yes, what's wrong with a chicken theme for Gothic Arches? I love your story, Willy, and the photos. Here in Australia we call them "chooks". The rooster obviously did his duty before departing!!

  5. This certainly matchs the theme "layering" from Mixed Media Monday! Sweet.

  6. The little chickie boo or so darling zonked out like that! This makes me want to raise chickens too!

  7. How adorable!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  8. That Baby! So sweet and tired!!! I love coming to your blog and seeing all the wonderful creations you share! Love, Jamie


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