Friday, May 24, 2013

Feathered Friend Friday: Ellie's Chicks Hatched!

Three weeks ago I posted about our broody hen, Ellie, and I am overjoyed to say that all her hard work has paid off and she successfully hatched five chicks this week!


Two of them are a mixed light gray color and the other three are black with a few white spots.



It has been very hard to tear myself away from them for the past few days! I have always wanted to see a hen hatch out her own chicks after hearing about how cute they are together. I can say now after experiencing it firsthand, it is nothing short of magical.

"Sis, come out and play!"

~Tammy

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57 comments:

  1. those chicks r so adorable.i love em..........

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  2. Oh my gosh! How sweet is that! The last photo is adorable. Best wishes for a happy weekend, Tammy

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  3. Ohhhhh.....the chicks are simply adorable! You got some wonderful photos! Thanks so much for sharing the good news.

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  4. So cute, and such great photos Tammy. I love watching how chicks burrow under their mum's feathers, and then pop out their heads though a ruffle of feathers. S:)

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  5. Adorable chicks and well done that Mommy hen xxx

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  6. Awww...how cute! They'll be fun to watch growing up.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. How exciting! Hope you get some time this weekend to chicken watch!

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  8. They're so teensy and cute :-)

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  9. Welcome to the world to the five new chicks :) have a great holiday weekend my friend.

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  10. I would love to watch that, too.. They are so sweet.. xo

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  11. Oh Congratulations Tammy! They are so adorable. You are going to have such fun over the next few weeks. I believe this cute fluffy stage doesn't last long and they will soon me gawky teenagers, so spend as much time as you want with them! Lovely photos as usual.

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  12. just the sweetest dang post! :) thanks for sharing them!

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  13. That's a wonderful experience I had the privilege to witness long time ago! The chicks are adorable!

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  14. These chicks are SOOOO cute!! So glad you got to experience these little sweeties!

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  15. They are so quta!! I LOVE those pictures!!!

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  16. Awwwww they are so precious. There's nothing like a broody and her babies is there? Enjoy them now while they are young!

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  17. AWWWW!!!! YAY!!!! That' so exciting! Those chicks are the cutest. Make sure to take thousands of photos, they grow so quickly. I regret not taking more photos when ours were teeny!

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  18. That's awesome! I love your photos, especially the last one!:)

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  19. OMG they are so Precious! I love the last photo so much!!! Your caption is perfect :-)

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  20. Adorable pictures! :) So sweet :)

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  21. oh my goodness, how adorable!

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  22. oh my! these are SUCH CUTE photos!

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  23. Congrats, Tammy! What an experience! They are absolutely adorable :)

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  24. Oh Tammy that's wonderful and you will love watching momma hen care for them as they grow. It is so amazing.

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  25. that's great news!! my grandfather (back in the philippines) used to own a farm and had loads of chickens, goats and pigs.. i grew up just seeing them around and this post just brought back good childhood memories!

    Click me for my BLOG!

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  26. Tammy, it is great news. The chicks are adorable! Loved the photos! Have a happy weekend!

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  27. Oh they are so cute I can't stand it :) I love them.

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  28. How sweet. Our grandchildren in Arizona are raising chickens and showing them in 4H...:)

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  29. Tammy-they are so precious! I'll be looking forward to more pictures as they grow bigger, too!

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  30. Oh my goodness! They are simply the cutest! I can imagine how enthralling it is to watch them.

    Wishing you a lovely day!
    xoxo

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  31. Aw these pics are awesome and super adorable. My Goldie girl went broody and i can barely get out of the box to eat and drink (5 days now). Thinking about putting the younger chicks with her? I love spring and all these babies! Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  32. They are soooo stinkin' cute! Congrats to you and Ellie! :)

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  33. Oh how Wonderful look forward to more pictures of Mother and Chicks :)

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  34. Aww, that is so special and sweet, and I bet she loves being a mama!

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  35. Hooray!!! Congratulations!!! They are absolutely adorable. :)

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  36. How precious! They are adorable chicks - she must be a proud mama! xx

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  37. Absolutely adorable!! So sweet :)

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  38. What wonderful additions! The chicks are oh so adorable.

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  39. Congratulations! I loved when we'd have a hen hatch the chicks, not only because they're so cute together, but also because the hen does all the caretaking ;-)

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  40. Congratulations on your new baby chicks!! They are adorable and will be fun to watch growing up!!

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  41. Congratulations, that is very good news. I can understand your excitement. They look so cute. Moe pictures please :-)
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  42. Oh, that last picture gave me chills. That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I am so very jealous of the goings on in your coop right now. It must be so fun to watch the interaction!! Enjoy! And congratulations Ellie!

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  43. Oh, that last picture gave me chills. That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I am so very jealous of the goings on in your coop right now. It must be so fun to watch the interaction!! Enjoy! And congratulations Ellie!

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  44. I absolutely love the last picture with the chick under mama's wing. Precious! Gotta love the mothering instinct!

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  45. I bet that is magical! I can't wait to experience this one day. Super sweet and congrats to Ellie!

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  46. Hi: I just got some new chicks and I would much rather have the MaMa take care of them than me. They are a lot of work. My adorable grandkids color coded and named the chicks. They painted each chick with a different nail polish color and drew a list matching up the color with the name. Pretty smart!!! Have fun with the new chicks and thank you for sharing.

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  47. They are soooo cute!!! Well done Ellie! xx

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  48. Very cute! Ours are trying but the eggs never get anywhere unless we put them in the incubator.

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  49. It is rare to have a mama hen sit and hatch her own eggs. Thanks for the inspiration because I hope one of my hens decides to do this one day.

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  50. Congratulations! They are so very darling!

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  51. I loved that last photo! You do get awesome captures :-) Sweet.

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  52. Oh they're so cute! I've got a broody hen whose going to hatch out eggs any day now. I have no idea how many she has, because like last time, she built a nest way up on top of the stone foundation in the lower level of the barn.

    Your chicks are beautiful. Have fun!

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  53. This is bad - my chicks are already 5 weeks old and look so different and now your photos make me want MORE chicks. So sweet!

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