Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thelma & Louise


Meet little Thelma & Louise, our six day old chicks! They arrived here via USPS on Tuesday, just one day old!  They're Easter Egger chickens which means they lay different colored eggs- usually pink, green or blue.  They will stay relatively small and one of the friendlier types.  I wanted to wait on getting chickens but once they got here, I fell in love!


This is little Louise.  When they arrived, Louise was the very quiet, timid one.  Unfortunately we lost one the day they got here- little June was in pretty bad shape when they arrived.  She was all yellow and I think had a birth defect-little Louise stayed right by here side and was pretty sad when June died.  She peeped and peeped until I put her in my hand with June and just wanted to cuddle next to her.  It took a day or so for her to cheer up.


This is my little girl Thelma.  When I first put her in the brooder she was kicking all of the pine shavings into the brooder, stepped all over Louise and just generally caused a bunch of trouble!  She was a Thelma for sure!


Over the past couple of days though, their personalities have switched completely. Louise is a rowdy one!  She makes the most noise and loves to explore.


Sweet little Thelma loves to be held.  She curls up in my hand and wants to stay right there!  She doesn't have as pretty coloring as Louise but she is so darn sweet!  Not that I could pick a favorite but if I did...


Pretty soon our girls will need a new home.  It'll be 4-5 months before they're laying any eggs and in the Spring we are going to get two more chicks so we've got a little time to get their hen house figured out.  I can't wait to have a pretty little coop in the backyard! 

16 comments:

  1. Eeeeee!!! They are precious! I asked my husband the other day if we could get a pet fox (after discovering that there are actually fox breeders out there and people have them as domestic pets!), and after seeing this, I can feel the urge to now have chickens. Ahh! Maybe I should just go ahead and work on a farm or something :P

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  2. I am in LOVE! Kiss the little angels for me, will you?

    xo

    Andie

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  3. Do you have to get a permit for the chicken coop/house?

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    1. Depends on how your neighborhood is zone and what type of structure you're building.

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    2. Thanks! We get our eggs from my friend's farm in St. Augustine. Would love to have our own chickens one day.

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  4. Oh my gooooodness!!! They are so cuh-ute!!! We had chickens when I was a girl and they are a lot of fun!

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  5. Adorable! I have some friends that had four chicks - they got a fabulous coup from Carolina Coups - there is probably something down there like that, but check out their designs online - really pretty. Only problem is that once they started laying eggs, they got really loud and they decided to get rid of them because of the noise! But those eggs were fabulous while they had them!

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  6. * Carolina Coops - here's the website: http://www.carolinacoops.com/

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  7. Thelma and Louise are just the cutest! So fluffy! Where will you keep the chicks until you get their future coop figured out?

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    1. Right now they're in a big Rubbermaid type box downstairs under a warming light. They stay there for about 5 weeks until they can regulate their own body temp and then they go outside. So we've got a few weeks.

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  8. So cute and fun! Santa came to our neighborhood yesterday and with the timid kids that wouldn't ask for anything he asked if they wanted a chicken. Most said no, but my the time it was Nate's turn he hopped in Santa's lap and said "I want a chicken!" Congrats on your new additions.

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  9. How sweet! We spent all weekend clearing out space in our yard for our chicken coop.

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  10. They are so cute! I have got to ask though, what is the plan with the cat now that you have these little ones in the house still?

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    1. Their brooder has a wire top on it that is pretty tough to get off so the cat can't get to them. The only time the top is off is if I'm cleaning it or holding them. Wesley actually lays right next to me (sleeping) while I'm holding them and hasn't given them much thought. He watches them chirp in their box and then goes to sleep in another room. When they are moved outside, their run will be completely enclosed so that nothing can get to them.

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  11. Oh are those just the sweetest little guys ever! Too bad they can't stay that little forever!

    xoxo
    Erin
    readeatcreate.com

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  12. Oh my gosh they are the cutest things ever!!

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