Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hey Mr. H - Here's your chick!

As requested... here's your chick, Mr. H!

She's a beauty for sure..... I'm holding her funny but check out her coloring...

...and those funny feet! Her momma is a Salmon Faverolle... and they have an extra toe. I just love them - they have a funny round shape and are a little ridiculous..but thats OK. This is Jane's singleton chick. We decided to put her with the chicks inside - turns out Jane has started to lay again which is VERY unusual while a hen who still has a baby to raise. So she has been leaving this little one alone to make googoo eyes at her rooster, Mr. Tibbles. So for her safety we decided to put this chick with The Mob. Any name suggestions, Mr. H?

Ginny, your gal is doing just great - her 'racing stripes' are coming in beautifully. I'll see if I can get some pix later today. She's the best one of The Mob for sure.

Today we marched our Momma Duck and her Eight up to baby yard by the hen house. Its a long walk if you have tiny little feet.They are having a blast. When I last checked them they were all sitting in a cake pan full of water. They took to it like.. well... like a duck to water.

We are heading out for more fencing - is everyone gonna have a great day?

Reach for the sun!

Happy Thursday everyone!


Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

WOW! Will you look at the feet on Mr. H. Chick , he looks like a fighter, don't let him get to my little chick..(p.s. I know my gal is tops :o)

Jody said...

Happy Thursday to you too, and to all those cute little chicks and ducklings too.

erin said...

We have a salmon favorelle rooster and he's gorgeous. I live in Ohio also and am on the hunt for about 6 Ameraucana chicks. Any suggestions on where I can find these without paying $35 for shipping the hatchery we use wants to charge for our order of less than 15? I've been keeping tabs on Craigslist but have not had any luck. Love your blog by the way.

Mr. H. said...

How exciting, my very own baby chicken that I can look at through the internet.:) How about naming her Kyra, a character from one of my favorite feel good movies...you know the flick.

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

Wife sez to me "whatcha doing on the internet?" me: "uh checking out some chicks in Ohio." Wrong answer! HA! Have a great weekend!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hey Ginny! Don't they have crazy feet?

Thanks Jody! its nothing but cuteness and fuzzy butts around here.

Hey Erin, You could just run right up to Meyer Hatchery in Polk. They have a retail shop with terrific bargains. AND I know someone that has some chicks... email me at ohiofarmg at gmail and I'll make the connection.

Kyra it is, Mr. H! And she loves to play that game...you know.. remember that favorite game of hers?
(Apologies to non-nerds for cryptic response)

Dave, thats hilarious and please give your wife my best regards. Kinda like the time we had chicks brooding in the house and they got a little warm... When my hubby came home I was standing on the porch yelling "GET IN HERE! I NEED YOU TO HELP ME WITH THIS HOT CHICK!"

it wasnt what he thought....

Mr. H. said...

Ah yes, "who's the better killer"...:)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

The family resemblance, Mr. H, is just uncanny... its like we are two peas from the same pod.

Heiko said...

I wanna baby chick! Or a ducklet or whatever you call small ducks. In fact I'd rather have a baby duck to take in my bath!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

One ducklet coming right up, Heiko!

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