Monday, October 19, 2009

Fluffy Clouds of Chicks

Last Spring I visited Dad and Mom. To my surprise there was a homemade incubater on the table in the living room. Those adorable chicks piled themselves near the light--like warm downy clouds.
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These days them chicks, is big chickens and the ladies, er, rule the roost!

7 comments:

Clytie said...

I like your explanation of the "homemade incubator" when in reality it was a cracked fish tank with an old lamp propped inside to keep the little critters warm! Snicker.

Yes, the ladies are all growed up and lovin' their new pen.

Friko said...

little brown puffballs!

Wendy said...

My dad had little baby chicks in an incubator in our barn. I was filled with wonder at them!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

We used to do this once or twice each year. Peeps from Sears and Roebuck sent to mom through the US Mail. I think they still do that.

Prospero said...

I feel the warmth, Beth.

Wendy said...

Awwww, cutie-pies! Hopefully not to be make into chicken-pies!

Nina P. said...

Oh I remember the first time my mom and dad made an incubator and we dutifully turned and watered the eggs. One day my dad called to all of us and to our amazement, there was a "crack" in one of the eggs. Oh no, how did that get there... all the sudden we heard a tiny little peep, peep... and a little yellow beak stuck out. Oh daddy, help him help him.... He explained how we couldn't or the chick might not make it. So mom made us milkshakes and popcorn and we watched for a while.... Needless to say we got tired and went about our day only to come back latter to the cutes fluffiest little chicks you ever saw... Thanks for the memories. Great photo and story... I just love nature! Love and Light, Nina P