3/25/11

Friday Farm Fotos: Broody



It's springtime on the farm.

To a banty (or bantam) hen that means only one thing-
time to hatch some babies.

It doesn't matter if they are sitting on their eggs, someone else's eggs, eggs that are bigger than their bums can possibly cover,
NO eggs.....
These broody girls are dedicated to the cause of motherhood.



































































Quick- snatch that egg before someone puts their bum on it!









 





Of course, it's not always such a bad thing...
there is a perk that comes from all this madness.









 




*SQUEEEEEAL*

Happy Friday, everyone!

36 comments:

  1. Ah your hens look a great deal like mine. Those bantams are setting machines aren`t they?

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  2. AAHHHHHHH PAULA... I LOVE THEM..
    I CAN ONLY IMAGINE:)
    HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND, LOVE..

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  3. Love the pic of the eggs and heiny in the rolled-up fence! You make me want to try raising chickens.

    Glad you're seeing the signs of spring around your place ~ it'll be a while up here yet!!

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  4. You've got some pretty chickens. The White with Black tail is gorgeous. The gold and black are really pretty too. How many chicks you gonna have??? James...more fence please. Have a great day.
    Janie

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  5. What a sweet chick! I enjoyed the pictures so much. My long time girlfriend from college and her parents raised chickens in Maysville, GA and I loved to visit them.

    Hope you have a nice weekend. Hugs to you and Miss Lily.

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  6. Pretty girls! They're just doing their job!

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  7. There is a whole lot of variety in the chicken world isn't there. I guess your egg production is up now that it's warm? IF you can find them :D
    Debbie

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  8. Awww...the little fur baby is the SWEETEST! Your chickens are definitely prize winners! :)

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  9. Oh, I just loved this post Paula! Your hens are adorable. Love the shot of eggs and hen in the roll of fence wire. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. That is a hoot, you have those nice boxes all lined with shavings or straw and they go and lay eggs in a roll of wire. What gives?

    Question, How do you know what eggs to take for cooking and which to live for hatching? I would hate to go to crack open an egg and it be a baby in there. I guess you have to keep up daily which eggs you will take and leave. So much to know about farming.

    Great photos of your hens, too cute the box with 3 hens. Guss those eggs will never see the light of day with 3 mom's there to take turns sitting.

    God Bless your day,

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  11. Such cute little hens!!! Love the tilted head of the first one. Priceless! As is the result of their broodiness!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing these. My family says I have enough to do and we don't eat enough eggs to justify "growing" our own. So I have to enjoy them through people like you who share with me.

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  13. Hello Paula,
    I love your hens! They are so adorable, and the chick is so cute.
    Have a blessed weekend!
    ~*~Wendy~*~

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  14. Oh my goodness! I LOVE these pictures of all those Chubby Chickens:)
    And I am so laughing about grabbing the egg before someone puts their bum on it:)))))))

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  15. Good morning Paula :)
    We have had such good luck with Banty hens.... they are such good little sitters!
    All your 'girls' are so cute !
    Hope you have a great day, and thanks for sharing your pictures with us !

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  16. Wah! this post made me eat my heart out..(sniffle) I can't have chickens here HOA ..bah! humbuh

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  17. wonderful hens....I've often thought of getting a few....how do you keep them warm? is the coop insulated? just wondered as today is very cold outside, windy and rain....our duck loves the weather but hens would be quite different....

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  18. HI,
    Very cute pictures. I like 2nd one most. It is very Sharpe.Interesting topic.

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  19. Ahhhh Miz Paula!
    Love these photos...Wish I could have chickens...sigh...
    Happy weekend!
    hughugs

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  20. The first two pictures are beautiful---never thought I would say that about chickens! Now the mafia girls do look scary, but I'm sure they can't be all that bad. It's a riot where you find some of the eggs, too. I wish I could pick up that darling little chickie. Fantastic Friday Fotos, Paula!

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  21. I don't know how I lived without chickens, love mine to death. We have one banty hen and she just hatched two eggs. When babies are grown maybe I will buy a mix of bantam hatching eggs for her to sit. Your photos are great!

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  22. Oh my, those eggs laid in the fence row won't be easy to cover! What a little cutie pie. Doesn't that make it a little easier to pay the cost of their feed?
    Have a great weekend sister...

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  23. Awww! I loved this post! And it is good to see the Little Terrorist again too!

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  24. I Buff Orpington just got over being broody. She even sits on the golf ball that I originally put in the laying box to help suggest they lay there! I love your assortment of hens! The eggs in the roll of wire are so funny!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  25. YAYYY for the bantam mamas! Good for you, Paula, for letting some of them hatch a few. Nothing like peeps to remind you of spring!

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  26. I squeeled all the way through your pictures...they are all so cute! The one in the roll of wire is too funny! Love them ;D

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  27. I wish I lived closer so I could have some farm fresh eggs. Pale supermarket eggs are just not the same.

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  28. aww - pretty little chick - I've got the "get new chickens" fever and don't know what I'll do with the ones we have - can't justify feeding them since so few eggs being produced but I definitely won't eat these gals (unless prices keep going up on food and feed!) I'll just enjoy your chicks and keep hoping - your silky banties are SO cute.

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  29. just waiting for it to warm up a little more here before we get our chicks......I will try to let one of my broody Orphingtons (spell?) to sit some to just for the "squill factor" LOL
    blessings

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  30. Hi Paula,
    Love the picture of the chicken in the rolled up fence!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Tracey

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  31. Oh Paula, I just love your new arrival. How exciting. My little babies are not that cute yet. Hope you are doing well. Lisa

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  32. Just love this time of year, especially in the hen house! Blessings,Kathleen

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  33. A sweet little chicky!!! Love those things. We visited TSC and Orschelins just to see them... and the sweet little ducks :). Our chickens haven't gone broody yet, sheww, lol. They sure are great mommies!

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  34. I just realized that I was getting comments on my blog! Thanks for all your kind words~:0) I enjoy visiting your blog too, and I wanted to let you know that because of your post about the price of feeding your chickens going up, I have decided not to get my own chickens (which I've wanted to do since we moved out of town) and just support some of our "local chickens" and buy eggs them! I'll just look at your pictures of your beautiful girls, and maybe someday the economy will improve...it has to, hasn't it?

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  35. You have such gorgeous chickens! And that baby bum? Oh MAN!! TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!

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  36. You have such pretty hens! I don't have any broody bantys right now, but I do have a Buff Orpington hen who is setting on some eggs.

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