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Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Visit with the Girls

The chickens are getting big.


They are looking like chickens now.


Still no eggs yet.  I think I'll be the one with the loudest cluck when I first discover one.  This is pretty Lucy


Ethyl


Suzy


Bertha


Amanda


and Chelsea.


Our little flock.  It seemed like it was only yesterday that they were babies (here).


I told my husband that any animals we bring home and name we will not eat (but we will gladly eat those fresh eggs).  Soooooo we quickly gave them all names.  Some are named after family or friends.

What are you doing?
Anything fun?

xo,
Danielle

chickens, hens, rhode island reds, plymouth rock, raising chickens

31 comments:

mare ball said...

what beautiful birds! Some of them look alike to me...glad you gave them names. :-) I can't imagine fresh eggs. What a wonderful treat!

Anita said...

Oh, how cute they are!! We have three Rhode Island Reds and we are expecting eggs in the fall!! We are actually hoping to add two more hens and a rooster. Looks like we are doing the same thing!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Nice to meet all the ladies! They have gotten so big since they were babies (so cute, by the way). Excited to hear when you get some eggs! :) ~Smiles, xo Holly

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Danielle,
What beautiful chickens grace your homestead, and lovely names to boot. I so wish we were permitted to have chickens where I live, as they are so fascinating, and well, access to fresh eggs would be icing on the cake. I bet they each have their very own personalities to keep you amused!
Maureen

My Vintage Mending said...

Danielle, my parents just got their first egg this week. My mom said that hen cried when my dad took it from her. Made me sad. My mom has them following them around her in the yard and eating grasshoppers out of her hand. It is the cutest thing. Best to you. We are folding laundry and packing bags...yeah! Renee

polkadotpeticoat said...

They are adorable....

Kathy said...

Oh, they are such pretty girls! My mother had chickens when I was growing up. They ran loose in the yard with no coop so we didn't even gather eggs. They were just for eating the bugs. So sweet to see them running around the yard! At night they would fly up into the low branches of the trees to sleep.

Kami said...

they are so beautiful! can't wait to someday have some of my own!

Vintage Gal said...

Your chickens look wonderful ~! Be patient, the eggs will come and you will just love them ;-)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your photos are awesome! I never realized how beautiful their feathers are!

Jill said...

Gosh, they are really beautiful! A few look like they have attitudes. ha!

Diana Seal said...

What a nice and healthy flock you have. I bet they are a joy to watch.

vintage grey said...

They are so big now!! Such beautiful chickens they are! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

They were so cute when they were little and now thier pretty ladies. Hopefully the eggs will come soon!
Hugs~~ Daphne

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

My brother and sister-inlaw have chickens as well as a friend- Needless to say I am learning about chickens! When I was reading their names and saw Ethel I thought for sure you would have a Lucy to go with her.LOL

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Danielle,
Your chickens look great! How old are they? They should start to give you eggs when they're at the end of 5 months or beginning of 6 months old. Ours started at just about going on 6 months. It is awesome to have fresh eggs. I didn't name our chickens, but I still won't eat them. The chickens that are strictly for egg laying are rather tough to eat anyway. LOL
Have fun with those ladies!

Dieneke said...

I like your chickens.They look so funny. They are all so different from each other.
At 2 o clock a friend will visit me with her two boys.
The weather is good so we can play with them in the garden.
Have a blessed day!

Debbie said...

WoW-zers, your not kidding, they don't stay cute and fuzzy for long!!

i love lucy!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Aren't they beautiful? I bet it will be fun to find that first egg! Love your antique lace creations on your last post, too! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my magazine post, Danielle!

Lynn Stevens said...

It won't be long now and you'll have so many eggs you won't know what to do with them. LOL
We are constantly giving eggs away! and there SOOOOOOOO good!
Sweet chickies you have there!
hugs Lynn

Annmarie Pipa said...

they are beautiful animals! hope the eggs start coming soon!!

koralee said...

Your girls are growing...love their names...thanks for the smiles today. Happy egg hunting. xoxo

Diane said...

Your girls are just beautiful. I love the markings on the feathers and looking at the before picture when they were babies it's hard to imagine. My daughter in Billings, Montana has chickens. They carry them around, the chickens sit on their lap - real pets. You'll get plenty of eggs, too. Diane

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

I am so glad to hear that you will not be eating any of the chickens. Love the names you have picked out for them. TFS. Ana

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

sweet feathered ladies :) they look very happy and content, l couldn' t eat them either :)

Pam said...

Not that the other chickens aren't gorgeous, but I love Chelsea's feathers. Sort of look like peacock feathers minus the bright colors. Hope the girls make some eggs soon.

retrorevival.biz said...

Your gals are pretty! Love the names you chose, especially Lucy and Ethel! We named our gals after Donald Trump's wives (Ivana, Marla and Melania)and named our rooster "Donald."

Hope the eggs start coming soon ~ they're soooo good!

~Cindy

LizlovesVintage said...

WOW!! Your kids have grown up so fast. They look well fed and taken care of. Time flies.. doesn't it??
I'll have mine over easy.. please?
LOL!
Have a great week Friend :)
xxx Liz

sweetvintageofmine said...

They are adorable! I LOVE chickens! Your names you picked...too sweet! I guess the ones you named them after got a kick out of that! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

Sandy Michelle said...

I LOVE fresh eggs!!! Wish I was able to keep a chicken coop in my yard!Have a great week!

Sandy xox

Sharon Spiller said...

I just laughed at your chicken's names. My four chickens are Lucy, Ethyl, Laverne, & Shirley. They each have their own personalities and give me great joy each day, as does yours, I'm sure. Your blog pictures are beautiful and your thrifting adventures are similar to mine.Have a blessed New Year.