Friday, March 26, 2010

Farm Freshening

Spring has found its embodiment of life, innocence, promise, and soft fluffy feel-good-ness with some new baby chicks. Check it out!

Last year our baby chicks lived in a cardboard box lined with newspaper. With a heat lamp above them, food and water inside, it was sufficient to get them big and strong enough until they could hold their own at Bok Bok Cottage.

This year, The Mister of the House improved our system and built a brooding box for the baby chicks. These are all little ladies, and their eggs will range in color from tan, brown, coffee brown, white, and green! A beautiful protein rainbow if you ask me!

He did great by building this contraption for a measly fifty bucks. Not bad shnookums.

As a bonus to the future rainbow of eggs, the offspring get some springtime cuddles.

Enjoy your stay for now ladies, cause the genetically disturbed meat birds are coming in May!


Kelly Bryson said...

So cute. I love your new banner picture at the top. You should raise bunnies so you could teach your kids about tanning;) They could all have rabbit fur mittens.

trieste said...

When we lived in California Jeremy incubated 40 eggs from our chickens...The books all said we would get 1/2 of them to hatch, about a month later we had 39 little baby chicks peeping around.

LGH said...

Amber, you go, farm girl..marvelous teaching for your kids!

Lee Family said...

I am so impressed with Mr. Olsen's handyman capabilities. And the your babies with the lil' babies. so cute. Oh, and I posted something - so there.

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

super cute! Love those little chicks, perfect for easter and a great lesson!

Mrs. Olsen said...

Kelly...fur mittens? (gulp)...did you happen to read my killing of the Thanksgiving turkey post? Maybe after killing our next turkey I'll be ready.

Trieste...39 baby chicks! Awesome! I am laughing just thinking about it. What did you do with all of them? I hope they had more than a cardboard box cuz those get disgusting.

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