Wednesday, January 26

*nervous mother

If your a mother, do you remember the moment of expectation? The excitement!  Then came the glorious day that your bundle arrived.. nervousness to some degree set in? Yesterday I became the mother to ten little baby chicks and I am a nervous mother.   You see, I know little about raising baby chicks other than the little bit of knowledge that I have gained from the two books I purchased from Tractor Supply Store here in our small town.  I am sure I will learn more daily and become a pro but for now I am a bit nervous!

I think this one is my favorite.  I love her little collar, don't you?

I chose to get three Rhode Island Reds, three Black Australorps and four Americanas also know as the easter egg chicken.  All are hearty egg producers with the blacks producing even in the colder weather!

On the way home from the feed store I was sharing knowledge with Henry that I had learned from my readings so he would have some "chicken knowledge", he interjects, "Mother, I know chickens." He then went on to tell me that one of his teachers from Village has a farm and each years she incubates chicks in her class and educates the students.  He has been privi to this for several years. How fortuitous!


  1. Gotta love those teachers...and their students who don't share all that they've learned! ;)

  2. I am sooooo excited for you (and a little jealous!!). They are so beautiful and adorable. I can't wait for my kiddos to see these pictures. And I agree with Dianna, gotta love those teachers!!!! :-)

  3. Thanks Dianna and Julie! They are the cutest.. and their little chirps, well they are adorable! I look forward to posting what I learn as I go!

  4. Oh my....They are SO STINKING CUTE!!!! What kind did you get? I have been looking at a catalog myself; there are so many options! Learn everything you can so you can show us how it's done hahaha!!!


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