Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day Surprise

Mom, the chicken you gave us is malfunctioning. You sent us two hens because they kept running off and getting into trouble. Well, we thought we had taught them better - but we were very wrong. They're still running off. And they've gotten into LOTS of trouble!

Somehow, one of those little Buff girls managed to keep a secret for a MONTH. She ran off every day and laid her eggs and then those eggs came walking home today. They grew legs!! They also grew feathers and beaks and little peeping noises too!

Thanks Mom. Next time warn us!

Found eight little babies following one naughty hen around the field today.
We gathered them up, and brought them somewhere safer - out of the range of raccoons, rats, neighborhood barn cats and hawks.

What a bunch of little firecrackers!

Don't let anyone know - but we're in loooooove!
There's never a dull moment around our farm.


Farm Chick said...

Awwwwwe! Those are the dang cutest babies. What a lovely Fourth of July gift!

I am TOtaLLy jealous!

Ricky Danger said...

OMG, This is my all time favorite, favorite, favorite farm story!!! I told David and he laughed and said, "smart chicken"... =) I want some!

I miss you Lexie girl... but clearly I can see that life is keeping you busy my buddy. Talk to you soon. Livy

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Them there are the cutest little thangs!!!!! I'm so jealous! I WANT chicks!!!!! And I just love this smart little momma hen!!!!!


Anonymous said...

oh how cute!see what happens when you turn your back,you get more cute little furry things!
I'm so glad she kept those eggs to herself!
Love you chickie momma!

the160acrewoods said...

awwwwwwwwww congratulations!!! they're beautiful!

Toni said...

Jeepers! Creepers! Where'd you get those peepers!

Very, very darling. My 2-yr-old would literally love them to death.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

So healthy and cute! The little hen is beautiful! Is she a cochin or just that fluffed out for her babies?
I know what you mean about trying to protect them from the hawks and coons and lions tigers n bears Ohmy! If I leave any of mine running loose that little, by the end of the day they are all MIA's.

Sara said...

how sweet!

Misty said...

what a floosey!

But so adorable!

Jen said...

Baby chicks are the cutest!! Congrats on your new additions!

farm suite said...

Uber CUTE chicks! What a happy surprise.

Mel said...

Does your buff chicken watch TV? "Multiplicity" comes to mind wth your chicken story.

What a special treat for the 4th!

Farming is the best, Mel

Farm Chick Paula said...

I love it!! What a sweet surprise!! Something else to cuddle...*sigh*

Mokihana said...

I'm glad you posted it on the 4th. This is the day my mother died, and I like seeing all the new babies, signs of new life in the midst of my very troubling times.