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Lapsed anthropologist-turned-burlesque performer and post-modern punk housewife/homesteader living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a hunky husband, gorgeous daughter, adorable corgi, fluffy rabbit, and three clucking fabulous chickens.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Clucking Adorable

 Our (four!) little chicks arrived today! We'd set up our brooder over the weekend, next to Butters' hutch, so it was all ready and toasty for them when I brought them home.

The yellow chick on the left is Marie Curie, the fluffy red is Rosalind Franklin, the dark one with the white spot on her head is Ruth Benedict, and the chipmunk-striped chick on the right is Ada Lovelace.

Poor dears were cold from their journey when I put them in the brooder, and huddled together for warmth.

It wasn't long, however, before they started exploring. Marie, our bantam Easter Egger, was the boldest of the bunch and figured out the food and water first(I did dip all their beaks, one by one, in the waterer when I put them in brooder).

Marie and Rosie have been zipping about, exploring and working out their dominance, Ruth perked up and started checking the place out, but poor Ada is exhausted and just wants to take a nap. The others keep tripping over her and waking her up.

I'll be posting fairly regular updates regarding their development from these adorable balls of fluff into productive members of the homestead. Urban chickens aren't just adorable, they're practical! I can't wait to have chickens roaming the backyard.

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