Friday, August 19, 2016

Sat.`s critters

Sally the duck,do ducks bite? she acts as though she is going to bite me
This picture is today,Aug.19.One allowed me to hold & pet her today.It is hard to reach them in this coop.
she is laughing because she is secretly afraid of getting poked in the eye
July 18th they were moved outside
Linking up with Eileen for Sat.`s critters,you can link up here:
http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/

This was the last of my bucket list,to have chickens.I ordered the chicks some time ago from Meyers Hatchery & on July 11 they were delivered to the post office.Everyone at the post office were oooing & ahhhing over the small chrips from inside the box. We got them home & with some special help from my son,we got them situated in a galvanized tub in my bird room.They had sent me 10 when I only ordered 8 hens & 1 rooster,but I was glad as the 1 little yellow hen did not make it.I ordered some that will lay the blue & maybe pink eggs.

The chicks grew really fast quickly! & soon we were taking them to the outside hutch my late husband had made me for the bunnies who now live indoors in the birds room,too hot for them outdoors.

My granddaughter was given a duck during the Path Valley barnyard games,so now we have a duck to add at some point,lol,I hope I can put Sally the duck in with the chickens at some point.Sally smells.
2 days later,see how much they grew!

dipping their beaks
Next year I hope to have them somewhat open range,but for the rest of the year I am keeping them close to the house.My granddaughter is a little afraid of getting pecked...
July 12



20 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You will enjoy having the chickens. We have five hens and a rooster right now. It's just about the right amount for our family.

Phyllis Oller said...

I love them,last night the door came open somehow,but my son was able to capture them.They were roosting under the coop,thank goodness,phyllis

eileeninmd said...

Hello Phyllis! your granddaughter is cute holding the chick. I would love to have chickens here, I am sure it is a lot of work too. They are adorable photos and cute critters. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Such beautiful and endearing little creatures.
Your sidebar looks lovely as well: Cats!! Collies/shelties!! ♥
Have a happy weekend!

Debra said...

Sweet! Can't wait to hear about all the chicken adventures!

carol l mckenna said...

Adorable grand daughter and adorable baby chicks ~ Wonderful photos!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

TexWisGirl said...

adorable. glad you were able to fulfill your dream and hope they do well for you.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your grandaughter is having a wonderful time and I can see why, adorable!
have a lovely weekend :)

Tom said...

We took our 3 granddaughters to the fair this week and they enjoyed all the critters.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) So adorable, all of them, and so is your granddaughter. I love all your photos.

Christine said...

So great to have your own chickens! My daughter loves to go to her grandparents to cuddle their chickens! Your sweet grand daughter will soon be doing the same!
Many thanks for your comment!

Rajesh said...

Very cute little chicks.

jeannettestgermain said...

Thanks for visiting me! Had to smile, because one of my family members started with little chicks, and then "it" grew and grew! First have to check if their blog us private of public before giving you the url. Have a great weekend, and success with your chicks and duck!

Jedidja said...

I love all the photos. So cute and adorable with your grnadaughter on it! Thanks for sharing. O yes, I'll share an article with you about "How to teach Your Duck Not to bite" I think you like it :-) https://www.cuteness.com/article/teach-duck-not-bite

Mildred said...

Oh, I love the pictures and your granddaughter is so precious.

jandi said...

Awww too sweet! Looks like a lot of fun! Have a beautiful week!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

So nice! I grew up with the chickens my grandfather kept in the house next door to ours. We shared a back yard and I got to know each by name and even could recognize their individual eggs by size, shape and color-- and often where they were deposited.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They are so sweet, all of them! Family and the critters!
I'd love chickens, but hubby cannot eat eggs!!!! :-(

Linda said...

Ducks don't scare me but geese will peck!

Marie C said...

Love, love, love this post!!! I too am anxious to have chickens and can't wait. Loved seeing your setup...and the sweetie with her duck as well!