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Duck Pile

Duck Pile

Our pair of Buff ducks had a nice little hatch of babies…they’re sure proud of ’em and parade the flock all around the corrals and buildings. Now and then, the ducklings get tired and have to take a break from the excitement this big, wide world has to offer. Huddling up in a duck pile […]

Baby Ducks Like Carpet

Baby Ducks Like Carpet

We picked up our ducklings in town and just had to stop at our oldest son’s house so he could meet them. Adam was our poultry farmer when growing up…he took care of the baby chicks every year. He always wanted to order a few ducklings each Spring, to raise along with his chicks. We […]

Baby Chick Photos

Baby Chick Photos

Baby chicks are one of the cutest newborn animals ever. Their fuzziness just makes you want to scoop them up and squeeze tightly…with love, of course…It’s a natural reaction…we’ve had to train many a kid to resist that urge! These pictures are actually from last Spring…I was practicing some photo editing and these baby chicks […]

Tiny Chicks ~ Giant Chihuahua

Tiny Chicks ~ Giant Chihuahua

Tink was begging to find out more about the tiny creatures in the stock tank. Tank…huh….funny cuz that’s what Wade calls Tink….”Tank” because she’s so fat. Shoot!…this story isn’t about Tink’s fatness…I SWORE I wasn’t going to get off track anymore today. Since every one of Tink’s wishes is my command, I plopped her down […]

Raising Baby Chicks

Raising Baby Chicks

Originally posted here on Real Country Living~October, 2009 We’ve been raising baby chicks together for 28 years and my Wade did the same with his mother before that. It just doesn’t seem like spring unless there are fuzzy peepers on the place. More people than ever are turning to this enjoyable task to raise their […]

She Enjoys Being a Girl!

She Enjoys Being a Girl!

Wade took this picture of a hen during her morning grooming ritual last summer. Chickens ‘dust’ themselves with fine, powdery dirt by flipping it up and around their bodies with their feet, wings and even their beaks. I think dusting helps keep a chicken cool in the heat of summer and also discourages any bugs […]

Egg Laying Chickens

Egg Laying Chickens

Portions of this article originally posted here on Real Country Living~October, 2009 Our youngest, Whitnee, is holding a baby Barred Rock chick here. These little guys (I mean GALS) grew up to be our egg layers in 2008. Chickens raised for egg laying purposes can be laying eggs at a very young age of 4-5 […]

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