Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Chickies

Artists do have other things going on in their lives, and since I live on a farm in the country, I reaaaalllllyy have "other things" going on. My hubby doesn't think I need any more chickens, but I fell underneath the wheels of temptation this morning when I went to the farm store for feed. Got 12 day-old chickies! This is my spring gift to myself (I don't have to have much of a reason to do these silly things!). Anyway, there are 6 Buff Orphingtons (pullets) and 6 bantams (don't know whether they're boys are girls yet). I house them in an empty horse watering tub for about 6 weeks before putting them into a larger enclosure and from there they go in with all the grown chickens. Of course, being day old, they've got their own heat lamp, water and chick starter food. Guess you know by now that they'll all get names and they'll all turn into usual. I know...I know...I'm bad, but just couldn't resist.


  1. You have little peepers! I love spring and new chickies. I hatched some in my classroom one year. The kids loved it. I can't wait to see how you paint them.

  2. Funny thing about having all these chickens AA, I think I just take them for granted because I've only painted one rooster. Gotta get my act together and give these peepers a brush.