Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Violet's Babies

Violet's babies hatched Sunday. She brought them out to meet everyone today. The little white one is a Silkie, the red one is a Rhode Island Red. The largest black/cream one is an Australorp. The remaining two are Australorp/Barred Rock mixes.

There are no more hens sitting on eggs now. I may let a broody hatch some eggs later this fall, but we're done for now. My back surgery is the 18th and I won't be able to look out for broody hens for a while.


  1. They're darling. Oh, back surgery the 18th, I'll be thinking 'bout ya, best wishes.

  2. Very cute! I have another hen setting also since last week but she is setting mostly silkie eggs! Go figure.....

    Hope and praying all goes well with your back surgery. How long is your estimated recovery? You will certainly be missed if you can't blog :-(

  3. I don't think those are all her babies LOL. But they sure are cute.

  4. Whew! I’ve been away for a while around here. Overwhelmed waiting for that foal to be born. But now she’s here! And now I can spend more time at home..and on the puter reading my favorite blogs again! yay!

    Looks like you’ve been up to lots of stuff, too. I’ll have to go back and get caught up.

    I didn't know you were having back problems? What kind of back surgery are you having?
    I hope it goes well for yo and you are back up and feeling well quickly.


  5. I've had 2 back surgeries, and wish you an easy time, and a speedy recovery!

  6. Joanna, thanks! It shouldn't be too rough.

    Sunny, recovery should be a couple weeks max. I had this done once before and I was up after 3 days.

    Christy, they're definitely not Violet's. She was the surrogate for some eggs we got from a lady by my mother-in-law's.

    Lisa, I'll have to see the new foal! I have been busy taking care of animals around here and getting the yard work done before my surgery. I'm have a herniated disk fixed. Thanks for the postive thoughts.

    Classy, this is number 2 for me too. Thanks for the well wishes!

  7. Hey Amy!

    Those sure are some cute little babies!!! You have to admit, the white one is cute though!

    Hope you get well soon from your back surgery!!!

    God Bless!

  8. The babies are so cute!

    Do you mean your back surgery is on the 18th, like Thursday??? If so, sending lots of big beams from the Suite!


    PS - It looks like your surgery IS Thursday. Glad to read it should be a snap. Well, not literally!

  9. Amy, I'll be sending you positive healing thoughts on the 18th! Love the cute new chicks. Jess

  10. How sweet is that. I love new chicks.


  11. What an adorable family! And what lovely coloured chicks. (Makes me want to put one in my pocket and take it home! Just kidding).

  12. Hope everything goes well for you Amy.

    As for the chicks, awwwwwww, so cute! O<

  13. Back surgery? I have been away far too long! I hope everything goes well for you. Oh MY! I had neck surgery a few years ago and it was no fun, but I am fully functioning now!


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