Never one to deny mother nature a chance to prove herself, I let one of our broody Buff Orpington hens sit on two eggs. Admittedly, I was a skeptic. The odds that either of those eggs would actually hatch and produce anything more than a really horrific odor were fairly good. Except that I was totally and delightfully wrong.
Over the weekend, the one-hot-mama’s eggs hatched and produced two of the most insanely cute creatures to waddle the earth. Believe me, you can’t handle the cuteness. We’re talking off the charts adorable. Macho Harley-riding, body-building mixed-martial artists (Or would they be mixed-martial arts fighters?) take one look at these chicks and instantly begin speaking fluent baby talk.
After a day of hanging out in one of the nesting boxes, we moved the family out into the sunshine for some scratching, scavenging, and dust-bathing lessons from mom. Of course, a mother hen with chicks drew quite a crowd (of chickens) so we quickly covered them with a chicken tractor.
Awwww… would you wook at dat widdle beak??? **melts**
Isn’t spring terrific? New life abounds, pollen coats every surface (♫Rock on, Gold Dust Woman♫… name that band), and the weather is just right for any conceivable activity. I hear the roller coasters calling my name, y’all.
Oh, yes… one other thing! There’s a Teflon pan giveaway just around the corner that you don’t want to miss. Seriously, these babies make the best omelets you’ve ever seen. So check back often, dudes and dudettes.