Dottie, Pepper, little Inky and their adopted family

If it is possible for a chicken to squeal with delight, Dottie did just that.

Baby Pepper proclaimed “I’ve got sisters!”

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Baby Clucks

Hi Ya’ll, how was your week?

This week, the snow slowly melted away – hooray!

 The frog peepers came out and are quite deafening in their song and I saw my first bat swooping and diving; surely spring is on the way.


Yesterday we added to our flock – meet our newest clucks.

4 Barred Rocks, and 2 Buff Brahama Bantams.

Father Cottage told me that growing up on the farm, his family had Barred Rocks, so I  kind of feel like I am carrying on a family tradition.


Oh my a face only a momma could love! The one on the left, was hatched February 14th, and the one on the right January 31st.   The two bantams, were hatched approximately February 7th.  Sadly one of my bantams did not make it through the night; Mr. Cottage buried it first thing this morning.



Lucy meets the new chicks.

Miss Lucy has her chicken feathers in a bunch and spent all day Saturday clucking and huffing and carrying on.  Oh my what a scene she caused.  Who knew chickens could be jealous?  Late in the afternoon, I went out to check on the new arrivals, Lucy followed me.  She began clucking and fusing up a storm as she stepped inside the coop and over to the cage where the peeps are, and one of those little chicks took a swipe at her and well, please feel free to laugh out loud.

Have a good week!