Monday, August 20, 2012

Meet My Friends Monday - The New Chicks

This is a new kind of Meet My Friends Monday.
And I am not completely sure these are my friends....they will eventually live in my goat pen but they will also steal my grain and poop in my water bucket so I don't know if that makes them FRIENDS or not.

I think not.

But the publicist says I have to tell this story and she IS my friend so here goes:
The male person went out to get the mail and he heard this peeping sound.
There should not be peeping on the Farm
We have no peeping birds!
Then he saw this

A hen with six chicks!
She must have hid away and sat on eggs!
Silly chicken!

He went to get the publicist to gather up the chicks. They could not stay "in the wild" because there are too many things that could eat them.

Mostly Harry the Farm cat.

So they started to try and catch the chicks.
It was very funny.

The mother hen led them hither and yon with the male person and publicist chasing after them. We goats were snickering but don't tell them, OK?

But finally they managed to catch the six chicks and put them in a cooler. They decided to keep them in a big box in the yurt until they are big enough to go outside.

They are very tiny right now they are only two days old.
OK - I admit it, they ARE cute.

They were a bit cold and they were missing their mamma. But the mamma hen could NOT live in the yurt so the publicist came up with a very smart idea.
The male person laughed at her at first but.....

Goat coats are NOT just for goats apparently.

They keep little chicks warm and remind them of sitting under their mammas.
As soon as they got in their they quieted down and went to sleep.
The publicist found them in the sleeve in the morning.

Silly chicks!
They are doing just fine now. They are eating and drinking and making lots and lots and LOTS of peeping noises.

So I hope you are happy to meet the very first chicks born on the Farm.


  1. Only a really good friend feels comfortable enough to poop in your water bucket! ;)

  2. Oh my GOSH! That was very sneaky of that hen...and hilarious! I love that. That is a good surprise!

    But now I feel bad for her because she can't have her babies with her. :( I would have run too. Does she miss her babies? How long do chicks stay with their moms?

  3. OMG, that is so cute with the baby chicks in the goat coat. Love the pictures of the chase. Take care.

  4. They are cute, but I do know what you mean about wondering if they really are friends.

  5. What a great idea using the goat coat! I will have ti remember that !

  6. Congrats on the new chicks. They may not be your friends but they are still very cute. It was very generous of you to give up your goat coat for the cause.

  7. Oh Maaaaaaa! Those little guys are cute. Glogirly is giggling and squeeeing. I, on the other paw, am wondering if they are old enough to taste like chick-hen.
    heh heh
    ; ) Katie

  8. I brought my chicks into the kitchen, too, way back when and used an old flannel shirt. But, I didn't have to worry about taking them from their momma because I bought them at the auction. (Yeah, yeah, I know; they had the guilts...) Fed them the electrocuted bugs that were still on the blue-light tray in the mornings and they loved them! Yeah, I had too many farm cats to let them loose.

  9. they are stinking adorable!!! so cute in that little pink goatie kid coat!

  10. Tiny cute balls of fluffy sweetness!! So cute in the goat coat. I got to chuckling at the image of the Publicist and male person chasing chicks...reminded me of the old I Love Lucy show where Lucy and Ethel had that horde of chicks!! LOL!!

  11. So when you talk about your "peeps," they really are two legged but with wings not arms. Neat!

  12. How can the Farm Cats STAND it? We bet they taste like...wait for it...CHICKEN!

  13. silly chickens. life in the yurt is gonna be entertaining for a while - those farm cats are going to go a little nuts. :)

  14. My human is DYING over how cute they are! Me? I am feeling kind of bad for Harry the Farm Cat - he missed out on some yummy snacks.

  15. cute ans what a smart idea. how do you keep the cats away from them in the yurt?

  16. Mama Hen looks very proud in that first picture! I'll bet she is missing her little ones.
    I'm glad the Male Person found them BEFORE Harry did! :0

  17. I'm glad they're safely tucked away from harm's way now. They really are cute!

  18. I have had several chickens raise there own chicks and they do very well at protecting them. We have alot of cats running around but they have never caught a chick yet. Momma hens can be very fierce. Right now I have a pea hen who showed up with 3 pea chicks and they roam all over our property. They are now almost two weeks old and are doing great. All the animals give her a wide berth. It is cute to watch her use our wood pile to reach the top of our wood fence. It is where they roost for the night. They climb up to her guided by her vocals and eventually settle down under her wings. The chicks will do the same with their mom.

  19. Our neighbor tried to let her hen raise her own chicks and they got picked off one by one either by some of the feral cats in the neighborhood or the redtail hawks. We've lost a couple of hens to the redtails as we let them free range out of the pens. These New Hampshire reds love to roam

  20. Patty, the babies...the BABIES. They kill me. I've been trying to convince my honey that a baby duck would be fine in our Brooklyn apartment.

    So cute.

  21. Oh those babies are so cute! We're glad the publicist and male person was able to catch them to keep them safe! (Wish we had video of that!) Poor Harry though. But we can't get over how all the babies born on the farm are just as cute as can be!

  22. Ah, what adorable bebbeh chicks! They look cute cuddled in the goatcoat!

  23. I once saw diapers for chickens on a web site (ewwww!),and in fact when I googled just now, not only did I get chicken diapers for sale, but also chicken diaper patterns. Just in case anyone thinks the chicks need their mom.


Maaaaaa away....


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