Baby Chicks

There’s always something to do with chickens here on Cloud 9 Farm. I keep a flock of about 30 with a rooster, (presently “Goldie”) which gives me enough farm fresh, large, brown eggs to share with renters, to sell locally and to make quiches, custards and cakes anytime I want. Here’s the latest hatch…sort of sad, though. I have 5 mother hens that have given me hope that they are good mothers, but only 3 were serious. The two others abandoned ship and left me with 14 getting-cool eggs. When I realized they weren’t coming back to set, I whisked them in an incubator and now have 14 baby chicks to raise. Here’s a vacationeer’s child having a little fun with the chicks. Soooo cute!

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