Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baby Chicks

About two weeks ago Adam and I bought seven adorable little chicks! Growing up both Adam and I had chickens. It has been our hope since we married to once again raise chickens. Needless to say it was an exciting moment to finally hear the sound of baby chicks peeping in their little cardboard box as we drove home with them!
Jemimah is extremely thrilled with the baby chicks. Each morning her first job is to run to the porch door to make sure she can blow them all kisses before breakfast. : ) I'm afraid they are all still a little unnerved by her boisterous greetings, but hopefully after awhile they will become used to Jemimah's exuberant ways.
We purchased our chicks from the local Tractor supply. They provided pullets(hens) in one breed, Isa Browns. I have never had Isa Brown chickens before, but the pictures I found on-line look like a lighter colored Rhode Island Red. Already some of them are darkening in color as they grow feathers.
Baby chicks grow so fast! The pictures in my post were taken the day we brought them home. They have since doubled in size and one particular hen has devised a system of jumping on her water jar and then jumping up to the edge of the tote. I can always tell when she has successfully escaped, since she peeps extremely loud while running around the porch in a panic. I look forward to the temperatures growing warmer so they can enjoy some time outdoors.

Spring has finally come to our area! Daffodils and tulips are blossoming in the garden, and the crab apple tree looks ready to bloom any day now. Hopefully I will be back soon to share some springtime pictures.


  1. Ah! Those are so cute!!!
    My husband raised chickens as a boy and continues to enjoy them. We hope to get some of our own someday, but the family we rent land from has some. They're so funny to watch, even grown! It's impossible to stay in a bad mood when you're outside with chickens.
    I smiled at Jemimah's excitement for the chicks. She'll do a great job of taming them down! :D

    Thanks for posting! I enjoy reading your blog a lot.
    God bless,

  2. I live in a city but my dream is to some day own chickens.

  3. Oh, how I love seeing baby chicks :) My son and I thoroughly enjoyed your sweet photos.

    Thinking of you, dear Sarah. Hugs!

  4. Chicks are so cute. I've not heard of that breed. They look a lot like Buff Orpington chicks, but the grown hen is a lot darker, I see, after doing a search on line. Well, in a few months, you should be getting nice, big, brown eggs! Jemimah will love gathering the eggs!
    Enjoy your weekend! ♥

  5. How exciting, Sarah! They are adorable! Enjoy. :)

  6. Oooo! The sight of these baby chicks and sweet Jemimah just warms and thrills my heart with blessed thoughts of goodness!! Have much joy, sending warmth, Linnie

  7. We had chicks one year, and often remarked that they were all the entertainment that anyone would ever need!
    Jemimah is an adorable little one, and I know you are enjoying her! I miss those sweet toddler days...

  8. Dear Sarah,
    We just started a new batch of chicks...just a few weeks older than yours. I love the little peeps we hear when they are in their little brooder in the house. Ours are just getting big enough to let outdoors on those very sunny days. We have Rhode Island Reds...find that they are very hardly birds for the coast of Maine. Your daughter is delightful...and growing so quickly. Chicks and children...they grow much too fast!
    With love,