Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BABY CHICKS

Got these pictures in my email box a couple of days ago.

2nd Family got some new chicks for their coop a few months back that I blogged about HERE.  Among them was an odd little chick that looked kind of like a black bird that somehow got mixed in.  She was smaller than all the others.  

There was also one that turned out to be a rooster.  A TINY rooster.  I've never see such a small rooster.  He has all the attitude but none of the aggression, oh and did I mention he's tiny?  All of the hens are bigger than him by at least two times the size.

Anyway, "birdy" as they named the odd little black chicken, sort of stayed to herself.  In their chicken yard, she made her own nest away from the other hens.  They didn't notice that she had laid some eggs in a hidden spot.  

Hen and chicks 
And then they went out the other morning and saw little fluffy black things running around in the yard.  Baby chicks!

Baby chicks
Yep, they now have five more baby chicks.  They, along with mama, have since been moved to the safety of the enclosed coop to give them their own space and "R" is building a new, larger coop using reclaimed wood (I'll have to get some pics next time we're out).  

I told them that with the tiny black hen and the tiny rooster, creating tiny chicks, maybe they have created a new variety of miniature chickens, LOL!  Can't wait to see what size egg they end up laying.  

My guess would be "small".  Very small.


29 comments:

  1. Such sweet little chickies. Funny, I thought ALL baby chicks were yellow.

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  2. that is amazing,, if someone had tried to breed them it probably would not have worked but yet left to their own they have created magic, natures way,,, amazing!

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    1. LOL that is so very true huh? They did do their own thing (so to speak, ha).

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  3. Aww, I love how the 2 little “odd birds” found each other - and even had chicks! Kinda like a fairy tale - chicken style. Being a retired kindergarten teacher, this sounds like it would make a great children’s book. I’m so glad that 2nd Family is watching over them with their own space.

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    1. You are wonderful, I never thought about that. It is like a children's book. Funny thing, 2nd Man has told me several times over the years that I should write a children's book (I have a great imagination).

      I'm going to have to tell 2nd Family to name them after some prince and princess for their fairytale ending! ha.

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  4. I am thinking Duccle variety on the hen, the rooster maybe a duccle too. We got some bantams the last time around and got a Duccle hen and a Duccle rooster.. Greystone who was recently injured is a Duccle we are pretty sure and then our little gold hen who is so little its hard to believe she is a hen and not a bird is a Duccle. I like saying that word so I named her Duccle ROFL..

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    1. I've never heard of that breed but you might be on to something. I'll have to do some research. Yes she was so small and odd looking we all thought she was a crow. Even as a chick she was smaller than the other chicks that were the same age. She sat up on a perch in the coop just like a bird would. Too funny! Glad Greystone is better (love that name by the way!)

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  5. How fun! Such cute little fluffy butts :-)

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    1. Fluffy butts are the best aren't they??

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  6. Those chicks are tiny!!!!
    But soooo cute.

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    1. They are very tiny, I can't wait to see them! And yes, baby chicks are so adorable.

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  7. They are the cutest littlest chicks. I counted 5 young ones.
    Maybe they will have small eggs like a hummingbird eggs. As small as they get; I wouldn't think they would be able to lay too large an egg
    ColleenB.

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    1. Yep, five is what they ended up with. They don't think they lost any, they put together five eggs from the shells, so that's good. Sorry you still can't post. Nothing has changed on our settings...

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    1. "Little" being the operative word, ha. They are lovely for sure!

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  9. Chicks always meant spring to me.

    If they ordered chicks some companies throw in a free unusual chick. Bantams are awfully small.

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    1. They are kind of a spring thing huh? I didn't know about the free unusual chick...that's fascinating! Thanks!!

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  10. Such Cuties!!! Thanks for sharing. M

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    1. They are cuties for sure, glad you enjoyed!!

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  11. They may be Bantam chickens. They are small black and feisty by nature.

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    1. Cool, thank you for that, I will look that up and pass on along to 2nd Family!

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    1. Aren't they? They are so cute, you just wish they could stay that way forever...of course then we'd have REALLY tiny eggs, LOL!

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  13. I've got a couple of maturing roosters here, and am hoping for chicks from one or more of my five hens either before winter or in Spring - hopefully not IN winter. Ever since I saw a hen raising her own chick, I have not wanted to buy day-olds anymore. But my layers are starting to talk about their pension plans, so my fingers are crossed for some homegrown hens :)

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