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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Semi-Succulent Saturday - Kitchens and Chickens

The bulk of the cabinets are in. The stove (and the gas line) get moved over tomorrow. The last of the cabinet-stuff should be pretty much installed by Monday. Then it's just waiting on the counter top folks and some finish work. Still nearly 2 weeks more until a kitchen sink... In the interim, my back is getting really tired of washing my dishes in the bathtub...

So - for fun, I bring you photos of Baby Chicks!!

One of my critique group friends, Suzy, has a couple of flocks of 'fancy chickens. These are the very cute, and very tiny Serama Bantam chickens (look at those completely vertical tails!) She incubated a new batch a few weeks ago - see how tiny the chicks are?

But they are nothing compared to the most itty-bitty, stripey, jumpy batch of Buttonquail that hatched this weekend! They are the teeniest, most active little fuzzy bird babies you've ever seen! They are like bumblebees with beaks!

See! Compare! There are *17* buttonquail babies being held in these hands (compared to the two tiny serama chicks above..) It was amazing to see.

And in other Good Chicken News, all three of mine are successfully laying again.

Yay chickens!

9 comments:

Soozcat said...

*Cannot comment articulately. Too busy squeeing over teeny quail chicks*

Jennifer Rose said...

awww :D they are so tiny! very cute :D

Marinela said...

veryyyyyyy cute pics,the birds are really tiny,I love it!

Diana said...

I hope you found a place to display your white pottery... :)

How lucky are you to have those little guys...they're adorable.

Elena said...

What a fun post!

Hayden said...

omg. that's almost enough to make me want bantams. way too cute.

NOT buttons. Had 5 once and they well... we won't discuss the unpleasantness of their adult habits and how they persisted in living almost 2X as long as I was told they would. I want some chickens of enough size that if they get really, really nasty I can just eat them.

tlc illustration said...

Diana - I will have one little open shelf that I can display a few pieces on... It may be the end of white pottery-display for me (I suppose a worthwhile trade-off for function).

Hayden - can you elaborate? I thought buttonquail were supposed to be highly inoffensive birds? Many people keep them as pets, as well as functional - clean-up bottom of greenhouses and chicken coops, etc...

Karen said...

The chicks are sooooo sweet. I love bantams!

clairesgarden said...

very cute. love the multi-coloured eggs your girls lay.