Tuesday, March 29, 2011


 The local farm supply store in the big city finally got in some nice pullets, and as I wandered by each bright and clean pen, there was quite a selection to choose from.  A woman approached and remarked that her granddaughter has been begging for baby chicks for her birthday, but GRANDMA was the one who lived in the COUNTRY!  After she realized that I might know a few things about poultry (laying hens to be exact!), she peppered me with questions.  Not a challenge to me - I'm always willing to help someone new to poultry keeping.
 After giving her some chick picking tips and showing her some items to help get her started, I finally was able to select the peeps I had decided upon - 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, Silver and Golden Laced Wyandotts (one of each).  6 total!  So fuzzy and cute!  Hubbs would surly be charmed and not alarmed when I brought them in the door!
I lifted each peep from their traveling crate, and they were immediately given the "once over" by my Aussie Customs Inspector....He is using his soft "red eye", so as not to blind the Peeps!  (yep, poor excuse for rotten photography!)
They huddled together for a bit, and then found the chick feed....
and then they all layed flat out on top for a snooze!
And I was right - Hubby was charmed....He's thinking he's ready for ANYTHING in his funny Tee Shirt!  Woe is me for purchasing that one for him!

the ChickenWrangler


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Peep peeps!!

LOL over that tee!

Kim said...

Love that shirt! LOL

Chatty Crone said...

You need to burn Mr. WOnderful's T-Shirt, but not with him in it.

Hey you have some new babies - how lucky they have you. They were pretty Monica. You got some really nice ones.

Did you give that lady your number in case she needed it?


Angela said...

They look so sweet! Love your quality assurance inspector using his soft red eyes! You are going to have too much fun playing with those babies. I can't wait to see pictures of them as they grow up! Sigh... Mr. Wonderful better not think he is going to have grilled chicken any time soon! hehehe

Have a Great Day!

Larkrise garden girl said...

I also think the shirt is funny!Those baby chicks looked so cute.

Becky K. said...

Acckkkk...I had to pop in here, didn't I? Now I want my Spring chicks too. I'm not sure we are going there this year. Most of ours made it through the harsh winter and and are quite content. Just might not rock the boat this year.

Love that shirt...but especially your husband's big smile. I think the two of you would be quite fun to spend time with.