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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

April 14, 2011

Baby Chicks have arrived! Keeeute!

 Did you know that baby chicks come from the Post Office?
they sure do...the hatchery mails them to you once they are paid for and you dash
down to the PO and pick those noisy little critters up!

We had to hire some little helpers to help us with the big load!

500 of these little ones...soft...furry....cute...and noisy!

Here was our biggest helper...she knew just what to do.  So suhweeeeet!
We put them in our barn....closed off part of it...from predators...(our dog and cats), put saw dust on the floor...set out feed in feeders they can reach and water in little waterers.
Oh I forgot to add...in the middle hanging from the ceiling is a large heat brooder....looks like a large circular lid...has heat underneath it
to keep them all warm at night and during the day if
the temperature dips.
They soon got the hang of the drinking and eating. The chicks are Rhode Island Red chickens that will lay brown eggs in about 4 months.
I found some cute little chick patterns for you below!
Enjoy! 
cross stitched chicky


pattern piece

Blessings,
Debbie 

15 comments:

Here On Crow Creek said...

Love them chicks and those are some sweet helpers. Thanks for the pattern! Good luck with the chicks:)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I did know they came through the PO. I used to work at one and I loved when the chicks came through. They are noisey!!

Angela said...

Love the little chicks. They look so sweet, and the cute little helper is precious. Thanks for sharing the patterns with us. Have a blessed evening.

Blondie's Journal said...

They are darling, Debbie!! What are you going to do with all of those eggs?

Love the new patterns...perfect for some spring sewing!

Have a happy weekend!

XO,
Jane

jeanne said...

Debbie, I am trying to imagine 500 baby chicks running around and peeping. BIG smile here.

Love the patterns.

My sister has about 14 and they are a lot of work. Her grandson is doing a 4 H project. They are now laying eggs and we love to eat those fresh eggs. Will you be selling the eggs? I just had to ask. Smile.

Your little helpers are adorable. The post office??? Who would have thunk it!!!
Hugs, Jeanne

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Oh my gosh, when I saw your post on Pink Saturday, I didn't realize it was you!!! Happy Pink Saturday!
Your baby chicks are totally precious!
XO
Cindy

Marina Mott said...

Cute cute cute!!!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Debbie,
Happy Pink Saturday!
Aren't they just the cutest! And of course the picture of your little one loving one, was the best!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Jil

Annesphamily said...

I love the chicks! They are sure cute! They remind me of Easter and their little fuzzy softness tickles me and makes me smile! I am coming over from Pink Saturday. I am happy to meet you. I hope you come visit soon. Good luck with all those chicks! Anne

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Debbie, Congratulations on beig featured this week. Great post the chick are so cute! Good luck.

Glennis said...

Oh, my goodness! What a great idea. My neighbor has chickens - they lay brown eggs and green eggs. His little boy, who is 6 years old, sells us a dozen every other week. He's our "butter and egg man!"

xinex said...

These are so adorable! And I also love your pink tablescape over at Beverly's...Christine

Holly said...

Hi Debbie~
What a fun post - that must be a lot of work taking care of them and also a lot of joy!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynn said...

Ok, so now I learned that they really do come from the Post Office. 500 little chicks, they are so tiny and so cute and I can just imagine the noise they made at the Post Office. They are so cute, I wish I lived on a farm to have some of my own. Your tiny little helper is adorable! Blessings

Simple Home said...

Those little chicks are so adorable!
Blessings,
Marcia