Monday, October 19, 2015

A meet and greet with the new, as-yet-to-be-named chickens

Last February, I placed an order with a local chicken farmer for three chickens. 
I didn't need new chickens, I just wanted a few who would lay pretty turquoise-ish eggs.
Apparently everybody else in New Mexico wanted those pretty eggs, too, because 
it took eight months for my order to be fulfilled. I picked them up on Saturday.
They are nine weeks old and nameless. Here is part one of their homecoming.

15 comments:

  1. Ah, yes. Eggs are a gift, but GREEN eggs are an extra present!

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  2. Awww, they're camera shy.

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  3. You'll have to show us the first blue eggs in your basket. They are pretty young things and soon they will grow and we won't recognize them. I hope they produce after all these months of waiting. Good Luck with the newbies.

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  4. Me thinks they are planning THE GREAT ESCAPE! They sure are cute little things! Can't wait to see their eggs!

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  5. You bought from a local farmer and it took 8 months? I hope that they are worth the wait. You'll have to update us on their progress.

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  6. Ack. I'm having way too much fun at The 7MSN Ranch. Lunch here will be late, again. (See if I care!)

    Yeah, welcome home/to the blog, cute little "Three", "Honey", and "Don'tsteponher!" - pleasure to meetcha!
    Look at the extraspecialcute roosts in the Pig Palace, your interim residence; could you ask for more?! And you don't even know yet of all the tarantulas, mice & co. waiting for you at the ranch! Enjoy, here's to a long, healthy life for you, and many photo ops and turquoise eggs for Carson.

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  7. I can't wait to really see them....and they learn English. Lol

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  8. They're so cute & busy as little ants running around. Finally. Why is the sound of chicks peeping so delightful?

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  9. Love that the herd are all clustered as far away from them as they can get! They look to be as brave as my four. We had a few little pigs 'visit' our place a few weeks back... And they managed to chase the donkeys everywhere!

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  10. They are so cute! I think Little Pickle and Knucklehead are pretty good names so far...

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  11. Oh, you have Americauna's! I miss raising pet chickens. Have fun! I would name them after cool female rock stars.

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  12. Bisbee, Kingman and Royston ...you did say they lay turquoise colored eggs! Otherwise Eenie, Meenie and Minie..because there probably won't be no mo new hens for a while after this.

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  13. I'll be interested to see what happens when you integrate the new girls. I got a fresh set of chicklets this spring, and despite my best efforts, I now have a maxi-flock and a mini-flock. Interestingly, the lowest girl on the totem pole of the maxi-flock has appointed herself overlord of the mini-flock. :D

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  14. An American in Tokyo10/19/15, 5:51 PM

    Too cute cuties!! Except that they seem to like those tiny spaces, like in between the fence and the gate! I hope they realize the pig palace is the safest place to be!

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  15. They are some wild baby chickens! Hope they settle in soon!

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