Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The chicks!

As promised more photos of the chicks! They ventured outside for the first time yesterday and are getting quite confident on their feet, they seem to be able to fly from one end of the run to the other in a flash! I've been spending far too much time just watching them tottering around and jumping on their mums back, so very cute! Two of the chicks are black with little tufts of yellow, they are Maran cross Welsummers and the other seven are pure Welsummers. Hopefully not too many of them will be cockerels!

It's raining today so I'm getting on with work and watching them from my workroom window and the study window.I told a little fib the other day when I wrote I'd come back empty handed from the market, I didn't bring back anything of the feathered variety, but I did manage to spend some pennies in the "Bygone Era" auction. I was amazed at the amount of really interesting bits and bobs that were for sale, I could have spent a small fortune but I didn't! Everything from old glass butter churns to ploughs! Even a rusty old post box! There were a few things that I lost out on but I did manage to get some really nice galvanised buckets and baths for planting up in the garden and some old tattie baskets. I managed to get something in the sewing line too, a really special find at an absolute steal of a price, but I'll save that for another day!

I just have to decide whether I'm going to plant them up with flowers or veg now!

27 comments:

rach said...

sooooooo cute! I just want to squeeze them!

Sarah said...

hello.... I'm sorry to tell you but - yes that's right... you've been tagged!!! - You have to tell the world 7 weird/unusual things about you and then tag 4 other bloggers to do the same!

Have fun!!!

Sarah

Ragged Roses said...

Oooh they're gorgeous! Love the planters too!
Kim x

Katherine said...

Aw, they're sweet!

the wine makers wife said...

Oh baby chicks!! How I want one!! I day dream about havin g alarge enough house and yard someday to have my own hen coop. I want fresh eggs each morning!! How sweet these little fellows are. Your planters are great, take photos when you are done potting!

Primrose Hill said...

They are soooo sweet, I have spent yet another day flitting in and out watching them! Really MUST get on with some work, deadlines to meet...............!
L x

Primrose Hill said...

P.S. Meant to say to Sarah and Alison, thanks for tagging me, I did the seven wierd things a while back, I'll have a look and see when it was and point you in the right direction!
L x

Alison said...

They are so cute. I would find it difficult to do any work they would be far to distracting:-)
Alison x.

Janie said...

Oh the chicks are gorgeous!

Sew Recycled! said...

OOOh, chicks! Love your bygone auctions too, wish we had a sale like that here!

Victoria May Plum said...

How lovely to have baby chickies around the place. We have baby seagull chicks in our chimney! I love their tiny little voices - so cute x

carolyn said...

Oh I would have bought all of those things had I been there, and the 4quid sheep of course (yes I'm still going on about the sheep).
Chicks - adorable, what more can anyone say.

Robin Sherwood frecklefarm said...

really adorable little chickens.
please continue to show how they grow u in your postings.
xo
Robin

Forgetmenot said...

Your little chicks are too cute! I would be spending half the day watching them too...
So did you buy the sewing machine then? - can't wait to see it, if that's what you're talking about.

sal said...

Exceedingly cute little chicks I love the little cheep cheep of chicks! and some fab finds at the market.

cherry menlove said...

Is it wrong to want to squeeze them?

Cherry xx

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I like your new loot and those chicks are darling. We have brand new peacock chicks here and they look just like baby chicks except for the color:-)

Marie said...

Your chicks are adorable! I'm not surprised that you just want to sit and watch them.

Marie x

the flour loft said...

What cute little chicks Lisa, i wouldn't get any work done either!

Wanted to say hi and thanks also for adding me to your side bar.

Ginny x

weirdbunny said...

Just look at those babie chicks !!! Ahh, when ever we hatch eggs out in the incubator I' laways amazed and awstruck how those sometimes fried eggs turn in to babie chicks !

Joy said...

Oh they are so sweet, I would love to keep a few chickens, may be one day....

Primrose Hill said...

Hi all,
Can't believe I haven't posted for almost a week! Busy, busy, will tell all later on today, hopefully. The chicks are 10 days old now and growing rapidly, but still so cute!
Been busy in the garden so will show photos later.
Will catch up with you all soon, promise.
L x

Nonnie said...

Aww the chicks are soo cute! I really love those old wire baskets too. Look forward to seeing what you're going to do with them.

tash said...

What little beauties - if we didn't think the neighbours would object I'd have a cockerel in a heartbeat!

Love what you found at the market, I have a lovely little folding egg basket, I think it's French, that I found in a charity shop a while ago - back when I dreamt of having chickens - and now we have them, and the eggs too!

ivy cottage crafts said...

Thanks for stopping by to say hi!!

What little cuties these are. Absolutely gorgeous!!

Sacha
x

Alison said...

Hope your keeping well Lisa...missing your great posts:-)
Take care,
Alison x.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh my! I just want to cuddle with those sweet little chicks! How sweet! I found your blog through Robin Sherwood Freckle Farm - and I am glad I did!