Harriet's Dustbathing 101 Class of 2010

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by joletabey, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    My yacky free ranging Harriet was the last chicken I ever thought would go broody, but she did, and I slipped a few Delaware eggs under her- only one Dellie hatched, the other three are Orp/Del crosses, who just happen to be grandchildren of Suede- and little stinkers, all.
    Harriet is proving to be a splendid mom, scratching up bugs, making sure they drink, and teaching them about the all important dust bath:

    Class begins:[​IMG]

    We observe closely"[​IMG]

    We give it a try-whoops NOT under Mom![​IMG]

    The proud fathers figure something is up:[​IMG]

    And take a stroll down the run to see what's going on in the nursery:[​IMG]

    Just dusty, happy babies![​IMG]

    One of whom has become an expert:[​IMG]

    And mom is worn out from teaching:[​IMG]

  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    How....freaking......CUTE!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! Very well done! Wonderful momma and sweet, sweet babies!!
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    aawww precious little ones! Ultrasuede is so handsome.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Love it! Love the pic of Luke and Ultrasuede walking together.
  5. Fluff-n-Feathers

    Fluff-n-Feathers In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2010
    Thats excatly what my mommy did with her little peepers! [​IMG]
  6. dnenella

    dnenella In the Brooder

    May 10, 2010
    so cute can't wait till my momma hatches hers come on mid august
  7. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Luke and Ultrasuede look like the big old sheriff types, on their way to the show down-

    There was one picture today I just could not get to focus- it was too far away and through too much fencing, but the Delaware girls were all at the fence line, staring in at baby Spot, who was gleefully running around with some weird bug in his mouth. They all had their necks strained up, and were looking down their noses at him, like a bunch of old Aunt Tillies looking through a monocle- you could just hear them - " I am quite sure THAT egg was not mine" "Humph, the yellow one may amount to something, but those three dark ones! Never!" They had the funniest combinations of disgust and horror on their faces- not one single girl is going to admit to being the real mother!

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I can picture it without a photo. You described it very well ! [​IMG] Love the pictures, Beth. What a sweet mama Harriet is! [​IMG] I like the boys' rear ends, too. Great shot!
  10. Jiff

    Jiff In the Brooder

    May 19, 2009
    Bennett, NC
    Great story and CUTE pictures!! You've got lovely chickens. [​IMG]

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