Sunday, June 7, 2009

Introducing the baby Buff Orpingtons

Aren't they just the cutest things you ever saw!! I picked up our baby Buff Orpingtons today from my friend. We're starting with just 6 to test the waters. One of them is smaller than the rest and was getting picked on by my friend's chicks. She was concerned that she wasn't going to make it. When we got home, the kids held them and then we settled them into the basement. The kids started naming them and the small one was named Mary. At first it seemed she was going to be picked on here as well. However, as time has gone on, they seem to be accepting her. I hope she'll be ok.
The neighborhood kids are so excited by them. They were in and out all day to look at them and beg to hold them. I can't say I blame the kids. The chicks are awfully cute.


stephanie rushton said...

yeah!!! welcome chickies! can we come and visit you too?

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

Oh, how stinkin' cute are they!!!!

I responded to your comment (thnx for stopping by, by the way!), but in case you don't get a chance to pop over, here's what I wrote:

"These ones are "araucanas" AKA-mutts (I didn't get them from a breeder). This week, though, I have 8 buff orp's & 7 Rhode Island Reds coming!"

The Mom said...

Stephanie, come on over!

kitsapFG said...

Those are just too adorable for words. The great thing though, is that chickens stay interesting long after the "cute chicks" phase is over with. Congratulations on the new additions to your homestead!