Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I Posted Too Soon

After I posted yesterday, I walked out to the henhouse to check on the girls. When I opened the door, this is what I saw. Cora is such a good buddy to Shakira, but if she were required to sit on a pile of eggs, she wouldn't make it more than 12 hours! Not a mothering bone in her body!

On the floor in the corner sat Shakira. She has been in this dang blue box for 26 days!
And, what did I see peeping at me from under Shakira's wing?

This cute little fellow! He's so little!

Can you tell how small he is?

I introduced him to water and he had his first snack. Shakira feasted on my hand!

These are the remaining six eggs still in the nest. They have until Saturday...

On the way to the dump this morning, I didn't even make it out of my driveway before I had to stop and take a photo. This cardinal jumped from one chicken head to another.

And this guy was on the windshield of my truck. I guess I need to clean my window since you can't see the garage door through all the scuzz! He hung on for nearly a half a mile!
NOTE: Did you notice I'm already calling this cute little chick HIM? I didn't realize I was doing that until I re-read the post! Does anybody have a good name for this cutey?


Barbara said...

Oh, a little gray baby!! I, city girl, was expecting yellow!! I hope she gets another hatchling!!

As for your mosquito, I'd name him Squished.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

The little baby that was under Shakira is adorable! Too bad they have to get bigger.

Thanks for visiting my post. The yard with the sign asking for someone to mow it was mowed today and looks much nicer. I felt bad for them since they must not have had a lawnmower or wasn't able to do the work.

Have a good week,

Queenie Jeannie said...

I call ALL chicks Peep Peep! Because that is what they all sound like, lol! SO CUTE!!!!

Cat said...

Maybe "Surprise"?


Maria Stahl said...

Awwww what a darling! I love Shakira's face when she looks at him.

Speck, definitely.

Or you could name him the word verification word, which is Abfulati. People will really wonder about you, but that's okay.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

awwwwwwwwwww a baby chick!!

This reminds me of the story "My Louisiana Sky". It's a book and also on DVD. Catch it if you haven't already Mz Chickens. I adore it.

So happy your hen has a baby!

Chai Chai said...

That picture of the Cardinal on the chickens head is amazing. What in the world was going on there?

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Precious baby chick pictures...I can't get enough! :-)


Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by - I love hollowed out eggs but I've only done that with patience - suppose when you have as many as you do! My sister in law had those pretty pastel blue ones years ago - wish I had saved some of them. I have 1 Emu egg and my cat just knocke my Ostrich egg off a shelf - Kapow! Jennifer

LemonyRenee' said...

Awww, how cute! What to name "him"? Well, with a chicken names Shakira, I'm sure you will come up with something. How in the world did she come to be named Shakira anyway?

LOL at the cardinal. Good girl: always have your camera.

Hey, I just had a dream about you. I dreamt you were on Top Chef and I had been watching an "Anna" on there most of the season before I realized it was you. I was so excited. Isn't that funny?

Chicken Boys said...

I hate it when I post prematurely. I'm usually hesitant to name others' animals (as fun as it is to name them), but Shakira was on American Idol this week, and performed with Rascal Flats (hate 'em). But how about Rascal? Just an idea! Have a great weekend!

Amber Von Felts said...

OMG! She did it! A baby! Awwwwwwww, I want one now. He/she is sooo cute. I hope more hatch. Tell that ol mamma chicken she did good. Real good.

Lisa said...

Melvin, it looks like it is going to be a Melvin.

Linda said...

yeah! we have a baby chick! So glad at least one hatched. He looks very cute and I would say he looks like a tough little about Spike!

Vintage Christine said...

That thing on your windshield makes it look like you're doing a remake of "The Mist". Yuck! And yes, I'm back. I know you missed me. Love, Vee-Christine

Anonymous said...

A name for a bug? You've got to over your attachment to things with legs and wings, honey. Now, I can totally understand your attachment to the chick...He is a doll!


Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Beautiful little chick!!

Lisa said...

Peep!! That is "his" name!! How cool! Hope the rest come along!
Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Adorable! I'm so glad her patience paid off! I went out to see our new addition this morning to find it dead, and the other eggs not warm enough, so I have put Spooky back out with the flock. This was her first time so I guess she just didn't know what to do :(

Yarni Gras! said...

awwwwwwwwwww, he is so sweet!