What fun to share dear Theresa’s baby chicks!!! We featured her amazing cockapoo, Rocky (https://thesavvydiabetic.com/savvy-pets-2-28-20-meet-rocky-the-snuggling-cockapoo-and-whiskey-knows-her-toys/) just a few months ago. But wait … NOW, you get to meet her 8 (YES, EIGHT) baby chicks!!!
Theresa (T1D), her husband Matt and their 2 pre-teens recently moved across country. Knowing that her previous flock of chickens wouldn’t love the journey, she re-homed them to her friend, also a T1D!
Before we closed on our new house, I ordered chickens and the day after closing, I picked them up at the post office! I have 8 babies right now that are growing fast and happy! The baby on my daughter’s belly is Peanut. The one under my chin is Rose. Peanut wasn’t doing so well when we first got her and needed extra snuggles (according to my daughter, Abby). She’s fully recovered and doing great, now, though! Attached are a few pictures of the current flock of babies.
They’re all Easter Eggers, so they’ll each lay a different color egg, but no idea what they’ll be! End of summer is when they should start laying, so we will find out then!!!
We’ll update you all by the end of summer … stay tuned!
OK, so I couldn’t resist …Chicken Language: Listen to Common Chicken Vocalizations was posted by Melissa Caughey, on her website, TillysNest.com, 25 April 2018, as she discusses her book, How to Speak Chicken. Who Knew?????
Chickens have their own language, and over the years I have been able to decipher what they are saying. I am excited to share with you my insight into some of the more common phrases. Yes, the vocalizations that you hear in the sound bits below are me. This is my “chicken voice” and how I “speak chicken” with my flock.
How Chickens Say Hello: This is the first sound that you hear from your flock when they come up to greet you. Listen for “buh-dup” when you are out in the coop. They will use it with you and one another. Think of it as a “Hey”, “What’s up?”, or “How are you doing?”. (Truly sounds like “What UP?) I’m unable to insert the little soundtrack … you just MUST follow the link and learn how to SPEAK CHICKEN!
And if you plan on starting your own flock or just love languages, here’s the link to buy the book!