Monday, July 2, 2012

Just a Chicky Post

I thought I would share some photos my my chicks. This is my little rooster. I have some hoarder things going on in my brain. I already have him grown up and letting my hens set on eggs and having more Silkie chicks. In my head are baby chicks in all different colors. He has crowed three times. It is so adorable, I find myself standing at the cage saying, " Oh come on, one more little crow, just one more."

This is and I am going out on a limb, I think a little black hen. She is my favorite. Horrible mother that I am, I admit it. She is just so cute, when I am getting her feed and changing water she wants to be right with me, she already wants to eat out of my hand and she gets out of the cage and runs around and flaps her teeny-tiny wings.

I have to show you her little powder puff of a tail. It is very cute too.

Her feathers have all come in now so it looks like she is getting ready for a rodeo wearing her chaps. I just love all of the feathers on their feet.

 This morning, it was Monday morning, I was supposed to be cleaning house and doing laundry, and what was I doing? I was sitting in a lawn chair with my camera taking pictures of chickens. Sasha was doing her job of keep the chicks safe. She takes all of her jobs so seriously. 

It is hard to describe how much I love this silly dog. I have always loved dogs, cats, people, chickens, but this certain dog has both my husband and I acting like the worst kind of parents. He shares string cheese with her when he is having some, she sleeps under my bed. Things I would have never done before in a million years. It is rather scary. She gets sick and the whole house stops. It scares me sometimes. 

The one with her head up I am hoping is another hen. In fact, I am hoping I have 3 hens and one rooster. None of the others are aggressive as the little rooster. But with Silkies and as I have learned in the past, you can't ever tell with Silkies. They could just be a little rooster. In 25 years of having chickens, we have only had three Silkie hens, one was killed by our other dog and one was killed by something that broke into my coop. 
The one white one I still have that is older, is the only one left. If  I  get 3 this time I will be over the moon. None of the others have wattles. Just the little rooster. So I pick them up a couple times a day and stare at their faces. 

I think I am obsessed. I hope your week is off to a good start. 
Stay cool if it is at all possible,


Anonymous said...

They look like they're wearing fur coats!

Kessie said...

Haha, look at the look on Sasha's face. She's guarding those chickies. I hope you have three hens, too. I hope they all have nice dispositions. If you can tame the rooster, he'll be a great pet. Roosters are fun if you can keep them gentle.

Patrice said...

Sasha is special! Cute chickens!

Unknown said...

Love the pics and it's so funny how Sasha gets along with them. Never chases them?

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Your chickens are so sweet! I love how Sasha guards them. Chicken watching is much better than chores any day!

moosecraft said...

Your chicks are growing up so fluffy! Like little puff balls pecking about the yard! So cute! Sasha is being a fantastic helper making sure they are all safe! Give her a piece of string cheese from me! :-)

Kim said...

Sasha is looking very serious about her duties. So sweet. Those are the cutest little chickies, so fluffy. I laughed at you picking them up and staring at their little faces! said...

You have the prettiest chickens...I must say my grandparents chickens weren't pretty. My granddad did have a Sasha and she was the same way, she help to run the farm.

Great post...I so enjoyed stepping into your world, and I could just see you taking pictures of it all!!

Happy 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What cute little chickies ... hopefully you'll get the 3 hens you're hoping for. What a great helper you have in Sasha. She's a gorgeous dog.

Debbie said...

Good morning! so glad I was finally able to do a little visiting this morning! I have missed everyone. Your chickens are are soo cute. And Sasha is doing SUCH a good job! haha I love it! Enjoy your 4th Kim! HUGS

Beth said...

Those are the cutest chickens I have ever seen. Sasha is adorable too!

Pom Pom said...

I like Sasha so much! She is a good worker, isn't she? Your fancy chicks are impressive! I like their Foghorn Leghorn bloomers!

Julia said...

I hope that your wish comes true. They are so cute. Sasha is doing a great job and it looks like she loves her work. Maybe you should trade place with Sasha and guard the chickens while she takes care of the housework. She's a smart dog.

I can picture your little chickens wearing patriotic bandana around their neck and Sasha too.
Happy 4th of July.

Hugs, JB

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

First off. I know exactly how you feel about Sasha. My kids think my husband and I have become crazy dog people. She sleeps in our bed with us. If we move around to much she grunts and sighs. I believe she thinks she shares her bed with us. The hens are lovely. I wish I could feel that little gray ones feathers. Have a wonderful 4th.

TexWisGirl said...

so darn cute. i love your love of chickens. and i love sasha - and your love of her, too. :)

Sue said...

OH! Kim, I am green with envy, both about the silkies and Sasha, I am hoping to have some silkies and a Border Collie one day. The silkies look just like what their name implies, silk. I can almost reach out and touch them! I am hoping you have lots of hens so you can have more silkies! .
Talk about loved, our Lucy is one loved dog too, and she knows it, if we are snacking she comes and sits waiting for a treat.

Read your last post and I was delighted to see the dyed wool, you are so gifted in so many ways.

it was so hot this morning dh ran me inside as he saw I was getting over heated, I didn't argue with him at all, so this afternoon, I will be visiting in blogland, a real treat for me,.
Wishing you a most blessed and Happy 4th of July celebration.

Kerin said...

I can see why you are so enchanted with those darling fuzzy bottomed chicks... they really are adorable.

I love your Sasha!

We too have a Border collie... and they are exceptionally intellegent dogs.. and really become a member of the family.

Smiles :)

Nellie said...

Adorable little chicks, Kim. It's easy to see why you like them so.

We have finally had a bit of a break in our heat, and last night had storms that left nearly 3 inches of rain in our rain gauge, plus a power outage of an hour.:) No damage done, so it was worth it!

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a beautiful girl Sasha is, I can see she takes her job very seriously. I love your silkies, they are just lovely. Someday I might give this breed a try, but for now I have my hands full. Happy Fourth of July to you and your's, Julie.

Miss Debbie said...

So glad you are enjoying your new chicks! Sasha is a beautiful dog. It's great that she is so responsible! :-)

Maryann said...

The laundry will always be there...keep taking the pictures :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cute little chichies- ah don't worry about that laundry- it'll keep!

Empty Nester said...

My husband asked me to ask you to please stop posting about chickens because he is tired of hearing me tell him that we have to move so I can get some of my own every time you post. LOL