08 February 2010

Look Who's Here...

I received a call this morning at 7:00 saying my chickadees were here.

We now have enlarged our family by 27....including 25 girls....1 boy....and a mystery baby.

They're 1 day old today....


This is our second time getting baby chicks....after having our other clutch for 3 years....all the farmers told us to sell them because as they get older, they don't lay nearly as many eggs as they should...so why keep them. Well....I have to tell you, after selling our clutch, hubby and I were very sad....we missed our girls....so this clutch...I'm happy to say will stay with us...and grow old with us.


Happy Birthday Girls....1 boy....and mystery baby!

40 comments:

  1. Sweetness!! There is not much cuter than a baby chick!

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  2. Andrea, they are adorable. I'd hate to part with them too. Thanks for your nice comment! Love, Sherry

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  3. ohmygosh... hey are adorable! LindaSonia

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  4. Oh how fun! They are so cute.
    Will you teach me to knit please?

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  5. Oh my goodness..they are amazingly cute....I am so wondering about your mystery baby! I would love love to have chickens. I am so happy they will grow old with you..I could never part with them either. xoxoxo

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  6. They are sooo stinkin' cute...can't wait to find out the mystery baby...and love that you will never part with them:)

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  7. awww SO cute!! Oh I don't know how you take such amazing pictures!

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  8. They are way too cute....looking forward to seeing more pics as they grow up!! ;o)

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  9. What a gorgeous bunch of fluff! Enjoy them....

    Kate

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  10. what FUN FUN - sweet additions to your farm. soo cute!

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  11. So excited for you that you have your new babies. Our latest ones that we got in March have just started laying and we actually got six eggs today; most we have ever gotten. Can't wait for you to start getting your own.

    Have fun.

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  12. They're darling! And I'm curious.....did they really come in a cardboard box or is that just the way the picture looks?

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  13. Andrea amor, how adorable, I hope you are going to show pictures as they grow :) Besos, Rose

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  14. Congratulations on your new family members, Andrea. How delightful!

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  15. so awesome - can't wait to see more pics!

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  16. beyond precious!

    blessings,
    danielle
    www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

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  17. Oh! Goodness Andrea! Congratulations! They are soooo adorable!! That's so funny.. A mystery baby..

    My sister brought one home from school..They hatched in class..Turned out to be a boy. He kept us us many a night! lol My parents took him to a farm & of course all of us girls cried our eyes out..

    So good to hear they will have a forever home :)

    We have more snow on the way today! yay!

    Big Hugs ~ Teresa

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  18. So cool!!! They're adorable! Can't wait for more pics of them!!!

    :) T

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  19. OH my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!So cute!! Hope you have a great week,Chrissy

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  20. Oh, so cute - I'm losing the battle here with the family. I'm the only one who wants chickens. I keep showing them your happy emails and posts..this might do it!

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  21. Andrea, I am so jealous! I want some too. Please do more posts about chickens because I'm so curious as to how much work they are.

    kelley

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  22. oh my goodness, 25 girls and only one little boy, lol! love that! they are just darling, love all the different colors, do they make the cutest little sounds? I am glad you are keeping these...!

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  23. Awwww! Tara alerted me to our in-commonness. :) I have had baby chicks hatching over the past two days, and so far we're up to 15! What kind did you get? The one on the far right bottom looks like my little Marans. I just love chickens, as much as one can sanely love them. We have hens from last year (couldn't bear to part with them, as it seems all local farmers suggest to do!) They will still work for ya, just not as regularly. And when they're so sweet and gentle, you just can't help but keep the old gals around. :) Congrats on your new babies!

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  24. I want to bury my face in them. I know that sounds weird, I can't help it.

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  25. Congratulations! They are a fine bunch of fuzzy sweetness... have fun!

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  26. How sweet they are! I so wish I could have some where I live. I grew up with chickens. I was the one who went out to the henhouse to gather fresh eggs. And ran out the gate to keep the rooster from nipping me!
    Brenda

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  27. YEAH!!! Love chickens. Mine are getting so big!!

    KAREN EILEEN

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  28. They are so cute! Happy B-day chicks!

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  29. Happy birthday little ones! They are SO cute, please show us more pics!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  30. aren't they such fun? what did you get?
    your blog is fabulous- can I ask where you are in the midwest? I was born there~
    have a wonderful rest of your week,
    xx

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  31. I am excited for you! I gave your link to my sister...they are wanting to get chickens and I told her you were the girl to ask.:-)

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  32. Oh, I just love them all! I would love to raise chickens. Nothing like fresh eggs. Love your bicycle idea, too!

    Blessings
    Kitty

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  33. Would you believe I used to work at the McMurray and that I know the family and that I used to live in their original mansion called The McMurray Mansion? Oh, yes! Webster City, IA; home of the McMurray hatchery!

    Your chickens are absolutely gorgeous. Martha Stewart orders from them as well, which I'm sure you're already fully aware of.

    Your site and is wonderful! I'm enjoying; newly.

    Izzy In The Country

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