Friday, 17 May 2013

Sleep On

The first of the babies have arived on the field today

Not a good photo but the tiny black chick is on the right


I am not a lover of lullabies. But I head the following when I was planting out potatoes yesterday
and I was struck by the clarity of Westenra's voice
(click on the link to find the song)

30 comments:

  1. It looks like a kitten - are you sure it's a chick?

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  2. Congrats, but I thought you sold/consumed all the eggs.

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  3. no.... a proportion of eggs are set aside KK so i can replenish the older hens as they die off

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    1. ... or get killed off by the swipe of a feed-bowl...

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  4. Awwww.....I love hatching eggs and watching hens teach their chicks !

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    1. As long as non of the hicks are cockerels

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  5. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! Snore..splutter...scratch...fart! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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    1. What a delightful picture you paint YP

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  6. Such sweet black fluffiness. Are they related?

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  7. Simply gorgeous. Thank you.

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  8. For some reason I thought chicken chicks were yellow. Shows how much I know.

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    1. The chicks mom is one of the crackhead whores
      And she's a black hen

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    2. Ha! Of course, she dumps her kid on the system so she can continue her wanton ways.

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  9. Sooo soothing...beautiful for all babies.

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  10. I love that protective wing around the chick/kitten; I have to agree with Tom Stephenson there.

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  11. Ah, so sweet. Very cute picture.

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  12. It is a wonderful photo, so sweet.

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  13. So sweet. I love all little animals; we're cat-sitting two tiny kittens for two weeks and your chicken looks a lot like them!

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  14. awwwwww I love the Mum's wing over the chick.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. Aww too cute! My broody hen's eggs should be hatching here pretty soon.

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  16. Can anyone let me know ( by email) if they are having problems commenting.... I am at the moment
    jgsheffield@hotmail.com

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  17. Oh how cool! Hayley Westenra is from New Zealand, and such a lovely voice she has - for a Welshman to like it is a true compliment! xo
    Cutest little chickee too!

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  18. John 'my chicks' arrived this past week, my co workers and I really enjoyed playing "Mother Hen" to them!

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  19. Aww that's so lovely. I love newly hatched chicks it is funny to watch them copy mum
    Jo in NZ

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  20. You'll have to give that little one a kitty type of name.

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  21. love the photo :)

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