Thursday, May 20, 2010

Putting The "Chick" in Chicken

That was then...
 Soft, petite loveliness.

This is now...
Sophia  and Rita--from blonde to redhead in seven weeks.  Typical teenagers--their brains haven't developed quite as quickly as their buxom bodies and they eat like I own a feed store.

Carole is still (partly) platinum blonde.
But we've nicknamed her Amelia.  She's our flier, friendly and curious.  I wonder if her flying ability will diminish as she grows up--Buff Orpington hens have been described as a "bowling ball with feathers".
At least Carole/Amelia will always have her frilly petticoat.

 I caught Norma Jean critiquing Sophia's tightrope act. They just love exploring the great outdoors.
It's almost time for me to pack away their cozy brooder and permanently move them outdoors into their coop.  Sigh...they are growing up too fast for this doting chicken mama.

Awww, come on, you can't keep us babies forever, Mom.
No, but I can sure enjoy your baby pictures, girls.

Linking up with My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday--thanks Cindy!


  1. Oh, what an adorable post! and, I must say, I recognize everything you've said in here - from the chicken critcizing the other who's being adventurous, to them being very adolescent, to us not wanting them to grow up.

    Our girls are all Rhode Island Reds. I think that they're the right balance of egg laying capability and surviving the winter attributes. =]

    Love, katy Noelle

  2. Aww they sure have grown up, though I am thinking they aren't buff orpingtons, Buff's usually keep their buff colored feathers. Possibly they are crossed with buff's and something else?

  3. I just love this post. They are so cute! I can't wait until we can get some chicks someday.

  4. I've wondered the same thing myself, Jenna. I didn't place the original order (I came into it third-hand) and I thought I'd ask the gal I got them from more about them.

    Possibly a very cold-hardy Buff--which might be a cross-bred chicken?

  5. Wow! I knew they grew fast but the are so big! :)

  6. they are so adorable!!!