Olivia Took The Kiddies Outside for First Time (PICS)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, May 18, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My broody Livvie insisted that it was time to take her two day old Barred Rock chick outside today, along with the five or six day old Wyandotte babies we added during the night to pad her nest a bit right before BR baby hatched. We didn't let them stay out for very long, though, since it seems that spring is taking its sweet time coming to the mountains here. Anyway, the BR is Hawkeye and Lexie's baby, a cockerel if I ever saw one! Just look at that headspot-it's more like a headband! I wanted GLWs, but I may have ended up with a SLW and a GLW-the lighting in the feedstore wasn't great and she had them all mixed in together. Anyone want to tell me if I have one of each? One has a good bit of brown, but the other only has a tiny bit.
  2. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    What precious babies! Olivia (BTW, love the name!) seems like a very good Mom. [​IMG]
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Cyn, you are just going to love watching the mommy and her babies. They are such wonderful mothers. Enjoy your new cuties.
  4. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    [​IMG] You've got yourself some sweet entertainment for several weeks!
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    How cute they are!
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I must say, Olivia is turning out to be a wonderful mom, just like my Sunny was last year. Awhile ago, when my DH was squatted down refilling their little feeder, Livvie kept pulling on his jeans like she wanted something, like DO something for me! And then she'd look up at him with this expression of urgency, just like when we would feed her and then she'd want to be taken back to her nest. So, my DH says, Does she want me to get her some food? I told him to go get that woman some food! He brought her some mashed up scrambled eggs, which she promptly fed her chicks. Seems that's exactly what she wanted, her usual plate of food, LOL. Only, this time, she didn't eat it herself. That Olivia knows how to get what she wants! [​IMG]
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    And there are people who say chickens are just dumb ol' birds ... Dumb ol' people! LOL

    You have her spoiled! LOL
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    They are precious Cyn. Sounds like that lady knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. Well Done Olivia!
  9. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    I just love to see them with their Momma like that. So cute.
  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Quote:my name is Olivia too but I'm not a chicken.

    Congrats Livvie!

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