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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.

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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.

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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.

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Awwww… would you wook at dat widdle beak??? **melts**

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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.

  • Julie at Elisharose - Oh. My. Word. First the kids and now this. How can you stand it?ReplyCancel

  • Simple Livin' gal - It’s tough… but someone’s got to do it. LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - So cute! Your life is full of wonderful suprises!

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • Simple Livin' gal - Rosa — Thank you! I agree!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine - Just love them!!! I’ve never seen live baby chicks…sounds like I’m totally missing cuteness galore.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Oh you are driving me crazy. Yes first the kids and now the chicks. Yes I got my country but not in an acreage (sob). We had to be realistic. (our ages) Our minds say young, oh bodies some days say old. Take care my friend. You deserve the surprises….love always.ReplyCancel

  • tasteofbeirut - OOOH!!!! I can’t tell you how much I love the story and the pictures! I absolutely adore these little chicks! they made my day! I wish they could always remain that size so that I could adore them forever!ReplyCancel

  • The Farmers Wife - How sweet are they! And the peeping…gotta love the peeping…ReplyCancel

  • Dianne - I love baby chicks! Soooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Sue - awww widdle chickies are so sweettttt – yeah I do it too – the Lord wired us to be rendered a little brain goofy when we encounter baby anythings – good choice to let mama do what she was programmed to do !ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Oh how I love baby chicks!!! I had 5 Serama chicks hatch yesterday! No mama, though, I hatched them using my homemade incubator.ReplyCancel

  • Tia Julie - Oh my, just tooooooooooooo adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Oh my stinkin’ head.. I didn’t know how cute these little guys are until I received some in the mail a couple of weeks ago. There all big with feathers now but it’s amazing when they’re so small. Can’t wait for eggs. Seems like a crime to buy them!

    Still waiting for you to announce you’re coming to Vermont!ReplyCancel

  • Kath - AAAW! Those are such cuties!! Lucky you to be in the presence of such cuteness!ReplyCancel

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