"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Monday, September 26, 2011

Baby Chicks!

This my first ever barn hop over at Homestead Revival (a site I LOVE)...come check it out!

This week we got a big surprise!  On Friday, Annamarie went outside and was shocked to discover that we had baby chicks!  This was a surprise to everyone.  No one had any idea that there were any eggs getting sat on by a hen. We'd been collecting eggs everyday, and getting plenty.

This particular hen is an escape artist, and really likes her freedom.  She finds her way out of the fence everyday, and free ranges most hours.  Apparently, she had a secret nest hidden away!

As you can see, mama is a barred rock chicken.  Daddy ("King") is a Rhode Island Red.

So these little guys are called either black sex link, or red rocks.  Aren't they cute?

We are so thrilled.  We had just been talking about how we wanted to get some more chickens, and lo and behold...there they were!  It is definitely a learning curve for us though, as we have never had our own little chicks (we've bought them, but not had a hen hatch our own).

So that's what's been happening out on our homestead this week!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great pics - how fun to have surprise baby chicks!

  2. Not sure what happened to my comment...it deleted before I think i was finished.

    Oh well.

    Great news...and have a wonderful day.


  3. We have the same breeds as you, Barred Rock and Rhode Island Reds. Our rooster is a Barred Rock. I don't know if we'll have any chicks, as our plan isn't to keep Mr. around. But they sure are cute.