Uprooted Magnolia

Chk Chk Chk !!!

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 26, 2013

Before we left our summer home in the hills, I was delighted to help Speckle the Chicken create a safe, warm and comfortable setting for her three baby chicks that were born late July.  I was out of town on a photo shoot when they were born and I was thrilled to hear from Patrick that they had hatched.

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They are cute and ugly all at the same time!

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Speckle is a great mom, very protective and taught them to scratch and peck from the start.

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In the beginning she didn’t like me getting too close but I gained her trust when I threw food out to them. After a while she was running straight to me with the little ones in tow.

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©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

On one of my last days there, I gave them oatmeal with warm cow’s milk. They dove right in.

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And got stuck.

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©Leah Yetter Photographer

Once they freed themselves from the sticky goodness, the worked hard to wash up.

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©Leah Yetter Photographer

We had a good rain after the oatmeal chow down session and they got a nice little bath and were all clean for bedtime.
It was fun watching these little ones learn and grow those last couple of weeks in the hills. Once we get settled in our new dwellings, I hope to build a coop and have a few of my own.  They are such a delight. And the eggs aren’t too shabby either!


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  1. trudyleedarman said, on August 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you again for your daily adventures, always enjoy the animals of all varieties and the scenic view.

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  2. Wiley said, on August 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    They also make a wonderful Sunday dinner when they are grown. Summer at my Grandparents.

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  3. Suzysomething said, on August 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    ;o) Love them all, but the one of the little one posed stretching his neck is adorable. Like he’s going to be a rooster when he grows up–supposing that he isn’t a she–but even then the attitude is wonderful.

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  4. Caitlin @ The Siren's Tale said, on August 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Beautiful little additions you have there! I adore the name ‘Speckle’ for the mama… couldn’t fit her more perfectly 🙂

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  5. Laurie said, on August 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Oh Leah, these pictures are priceless! I love the two that show the full crops on the babies! How sweet!

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  6. cravesadventure said, on August 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Love when chicks dive into the food dish – ha – beautiful captures:)

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  7. itchierfeet said, on August 27, 2013 at 12:33 am

    They are adorable. I love the portrait of the chick in the doorway!

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  8. Shakeel (android Developer) said, on August 27, 2013 at 5:00 am

    God Created Creations are the actual Beauty of this wonderful world,
    All these are created for Human Beings,
    We should thank God for the Blessings that He has showered and showering Continuously on us.

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