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Thursday, January 1, 2009

10 Chicks - 1 Winner - and A Prayer

It takes 5-6 weeks to know the sex of a chick. So - I proudly introduce our first born. S/he arrived at 3:30pm on 12/31/08. Bear said 3:00 and was the closest. Wow - an in house winner. Most of you went with the class clown's solid "fifty-o-clock". She is going to be the class clown isn't she?

The rest of the clan hatched intermittently throughout the evening and all through the night! Yes sir - that's right. My DH (who is a truly amazing man - but never, and I mean never gets up in the night) stayed on the couch last night hopping up ever two hours for a new babe.We even have a black one! Do you see it?

We also have a sick one. H/she can't stand up and looks weak all around. Fellow chicks are lending support and if any group of connected people can pull off a's you, but it's not looking good.
Oh- and the existing female in our house - Ms. Sally - is less than thrilled at this turn of events, or to be more specific, she cranky because we won't let her eat one.

And, CONGRATULATIONS! to Martha, winner of the SSV scrapbook raffle by default! I can't think of anyone better to kick off the winning in the monthly* raffle! Go over and nurse her back to health as she has JUST has her wisdom teeth out and is feeling pretty bad.

*I am supposed to put up the next prize pack today - a baby themed one - but I have to concede defeat to three nights in a row of waitressing until past midnight AND carrying trays up and down the stairs to the upperlevel seating. Put a fork in me ...I'm done.


Kristin said...

Congrats on the cute little chicks and the in-house winner!

Eskimo_Kisses_4_U said...

Congratulations on the little chicks. I hope they all become healthy.

And Congratulations to Martha Feel better soon.

Another Dreamer said...

LOL, congrats on the chickies! I used to live on a farm, I miss having chickens running around all over the place.

k@lakly said...

Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere a chick chick:)
My sis syringe feeds her sick baby chicks and also keeps them on her body to help stay warm. You should call your local vet for advice on how to help the ickle one. Fingers crossed.

Michelle said...

Aww they are so cute. Congrats on being a chicky mommy!

c. said...

OMG. I can't believe you have chickens! Congrats on your new, not-so-little brood. Hoping the weakest one pulls through.

Oh and please tell me these chicks are for laying eggs only?

Cara said...

Ladies - please do not worry. These chickens are egg-producers until they die of old age, or kill each other first. (they do you know when they get old and cranky...)

And, that little guy is hanging tough. I love the idea of syringe feeding and body warmth.

Monica LeMoine said...

great chick pics. they're fluffier than i imagined.

Lani said...

congrats on your new baby chicks!
so cute!

MrsSpock said...

Those chickies are so cute and fluffy!

Martha won? What a surprise ;).

Martha said...

Wow, I won, gee, I think you hit the nail on the head when you said you didn't promote this enough.
Hmm, of course I am gifting this to a new bride. This is very kind and generous of you and I feel a little guilt that I was the only participant. Well, except I am giving it away too, so maybe not so guilty! Hey, Mrs.Spock, you could have entered!!

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