Happy Mother’s Day – Early

I came home to these little lovelies today. I’ve wanted chickens for a while and we talked about getting them. Well, the hubby took the plunge and surprised me with these adorable birds. I spent a better portion of the evening hanging out with them, all of just getting used to each other. I’m in love with all of them already and look forward to the reaping of chicken and duck eggs and a loving companionship.

Three of the chickens have this gorgeous coat of two tone feathers. Pictures do not do them justice. Then there are two redheads. One a lighter shade than the other. The darker of the two seemed to establish herself to be the leader of the pack….er flock. She was the most courageous of the lot when it came to exploring and is quite friendly. The other redhead started getting more comfortable as time passed. The other three were a little more standoffish but I have no doubt that they will become quite comfortable. 

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And then there are these three little cuties. Oh my goodness are they ever precious. They are 6 days old and follow my husband and youngest son all over the yard. They get just enough underfoot as you walk to make me worry but they’ll gain size in no time, so that won’t be an issue for too long.Image

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I wish I had gotten some pictures of my dog Cassie. She did not appreciate the other dogs coming around this new addition to the family. She tends to be territorial with the ones she loves. She’s very sweet with all 8 of these lovelies. I’m certain I’ll get some pictures this week. There’s something about witnessing animals of different species getting along. I don’t care what anyone says, animals have incredible personalities and thought processes. There is no denying it. At least not in my household. Everyone of us, even the fish, have some sort of voice.

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