Thursday, June 28, 2012

The chicks demand air time!

And when a face like this demands air time, one does not refuse!


But the chicks are really hard to photograph. They zip around like gerbils on speed, and Mama Emma (named by Katnip Lounger Trish) has a sh*t fit every time I go anywhere near her babies. I'm surprised she hasn't excised one of my eyeballs yet. God knows she wants to!


The chicks are feathering out and getting bigger.


Mama Emma is VERY protective!




I think these are going to be some whacky-chickens. I highly suspect that this gang had three fathers.



This one is a little Errol Flynn, I'm sure! Did I mention that three little black chicks went across the road to join my friend Judy's new layer chicks? They will have a good life over there, and that leaves us with eight chicks which is PLENTY.



Cute, aren't they? Some are already developing "muffs" like their Mama. Some seem to have feathered legs like Errol. I wonder if any will have whacky hairdos like Lord Gaga and Beaker? I know zilch about chicken genetics!


They like watermelon but are rapidly outgrowing this little enclosure!




So, kids...


WHO'S...



YOUR...



DADDY!?!?!

28 comments:

  1. Holy DNA, Batman! Sounds like a job for Canuck CSI to me.

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    1. I need to get them in here to do some forensic work!

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  2. I think Mama Emma is a bit of a tart.

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  3. Emma sound like a heck of a mother but also a hussy. Great photos!

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    1. Hussy and mama, all in one cute package!

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  4. I don't blame emma a bit for having three fathers for her chicks..... how do you pick out of three EXTREMELY handsome boys? (my favorite would have to be the 1st one with black and white feathers)!

    The chicks are getting big and are just adorable :)

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    1. It's true, those roosters are devastatingly handsome!

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    1. Unlike Mama Ronna duck!

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  6. Simply adorable. Emma is a quite active LADY!

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    1. Yeah, not sure "lady" is quite the right word...

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  7. The chicks are adorable! Looks like Emma gets around.

    janet

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    1. She does, the floozy! (I just love the word "floozy!"

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  8. I need one good laugh a day...And this is it. Thanks for the great post. Adorable family! Mother on welfare assistance, of course. Until the paternity test. Good thing there is a on call lawyer in the house!

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    1. Gordon, poultry lawyer extraordinaire!

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  9. Some lady's been a bit busy!

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    1. Just a bit. And I already gave away three of her babies!

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  10. Interesting that Emma gets the name-calling while the lads escape all censure. And mostly from ladies too. Jealous ladies?

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    1. You have a point there...

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  11. In her defence, can I just say that she probably didn't have any choice in the matter!

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    1. Well, that's true! None of the hens seem particularly interested in being taken by a rooster! Perhaps I am being too hard on her. :)

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  12. I think chicken promiscuity is highly underrated. Who's going to pay chick support and who will take responsibility for their education? I believe Gordon will have to address the legal issues here.

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    1. Don't worry too much about support; the chick is in the mail.

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    2. Yeah, I really need to get Gordon involved. Someone needs to support all these fatherless babies!!!

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