They make me smile.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Krichie82, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Krichie82

    Krichie82 In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2014
    After a stressful couple of days, I was sitting on my back stoop tossing some blueberries out to one of the neighborhood hens. She's one that's at the bottom of the pecking totem and doesn't get many of the treats we give out. So it was enjoyable to see her get something nice to nibble for a change. I heard some baby chickie noises coming from under the house. We have five chicks, that are about a month old on the property, so I expected to see them running over to get in on the blueberries. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to see six brand new little babies following a mama hen around the corner. I didn't even know any of the hens were brooding! They were so adorable that I couldn't resist the opportunity to grab my camera and get some shots of the newcomers. I also got one shot of two of the older chicks practicing chicken-kwan-do :) Hope you enjoy. I sure do!



  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Great pics and a great way to end a stressful day - sounds like these are *feral* chickens in the neighborhood??
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Nothing like mama hen and chicks to save the day, eh? I do love the sound of peeping chicks.
  4. Jhawker

    Jhawker In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2014
    Smith Center, KS
    New chicks are so fun to see.
  5. Krichie82

    Krichie82 In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2014
    Yes, they are and we've fallen in love with them. Three of them have made nests on my back porch and two of them have gone broody so I'm expecting some new arrivals in the next week or so.

    These little guys really do bring joy into my life. I never knew how much personality some chickens can have but they provide much needed entertainment.
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    All I can say is awwwwwwww. [​IMG]

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