Posts tagged ‘Henrietta and the Chicks’

Omelette is born, errr, hatched

Our youngest chick was born in the last 24-48 hrs, and we named the chick Omelette. Actually JimmyLee named Omelette and I decided on the spelling. 😉

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Omelette_11-13-09_0007

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Omelette_11-13-09_0003

We also had some video that I thought folks might enjoy:
Omelette – Part 1

Omelette – Part 2

More September Chick Pics

The chicks are getting lively! Only a couple days old and already out and about. 🙂

Here are some pictures but mainly just tiny shots due to movement and being more clear at small sizes.

Adorable aren’t they? 🙂

Chicks Following Mom

Chicks Following Mom

Two New Chicks with Mom (Henrietta's daughter)

Two New Chicks with Mom (Henrietta's daughter)

One Chick Resting and Warming Up by Mom

One Chick Resting and Warming Up by Mom

3rd Generation Chick!

This little blonde beauty is one of two chicks from Henrietta’s daughter hatched yesterday believe it or not! Little Momma got rid of all the greenery she had under her for nesting. Silly momma. LOL! Afraid to put any more in there till she is done with her chick hatching days.

Curious chick of Henrietta's daughter

Curious chick of Henrietta's daughter

Jim saw one other chick that has some black on it like two of the 2nd generation chicks. There are still two eggs that are likely hatching soon (we hope). Little momma is guarding them closely.

Henrietta and the Chicks Settled in Pen

Jim could tell by my last posting that I wasn’t real pleased with my phone camera pictures posted earlier today, so he went and got some pictures of Henrietta and the Chicks all settled in the pen now and a better image of one of the roosters too.

You will definitely want to click on the images to see a close up on the chicks! 🙂

Henrietta and chicks settled in pen

Henrietta and chicks settled in pen

Henrietta and the chicks 'snessled' in pen

Henrietta and the chicks 'snessled' in pen

Ernie the Rooster. We have Barney (the older rooster, mate to Henrietta) and then we have the sibling brother roosters; Bert and Ernie.

Ernie the Rooster. We have Barney (the older rooster, mate to Henrietta) and then we have the sibling brother roosters; Bert and Ernie.

Henrietta and the Chicks Trek to the Pen

Henrietta and her 10 chicks made their way to the pen today. We encouraged them to do that so they would be safer during mowing excursions, plus they would be safer from predators like ‘possums. Not to mention that  there is a hawk nearby the property on telephone poles that had us concerned that they were out in the open without protection of the pen’s enclosure.

It actually took two attempts but the second time, Henrietta had the idea of the general direction we wanted them to go and the chicks were less inclined to go into the brushpile instead of continuing on to the pen. 😉

By the house near the door to the crawlspace

By the house near the door to the crawlspace

By the brushpile on the way to the pen

By the brushpile on the way to the pen

By the brushpile with the chicks

By the brushpile with the chicks

Again by the brushpile while resting up

Again by the brushpile while resting up

It was so funny when we came back out and got them headed in the right direction again. The chicks actually saw the food dish inside the pen and took off and popped into the pen, THROUGH the chicken wire and Henrietta resigned that she would have to go in after them so she used the door to get in.

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen 2

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen 2

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen 3

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen 3

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen 4

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen 4

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen 5

Henrietta and the chicks back in the pen 5

I remembered we didn’t have any pictures of the roosters, I so took one of one of the three roosters we have:

Beautiful rooster and hen 2009

Beautiful rooster and hen 2009

I remember looking at a friend’s pen before we got our chickens and saying to myself, “what happened to all the grass?” Now that we have had our chickens for awhile, and the grass is gone in our pen too, I now know why. LOL! Chickens dig everywhere for grubs, roots and other edibles and they love greens. So we give them vegetable scraps and greens from the yard every day which they eat along with their food.

NOTE: these images were taken with the camera on my phone so they are not as good as the ones with the 4.5MP camera that Jim uses.

Henrietta and her daughters’ chicks – so far!

Henrietta and her daughters have hatched at least some of their eggs yesterday (Mother’s Day!) and Jim got to see them! He took a few pictures of the event yesterday but we couldn’t get them uploaded because our cellular 3G Internet was being a pain yesterday. They literally hatched on Mother’s Day because he saw the eggs intact* the day before.

*Only one of the daughter’s eggs had a little hole the day before where a chick was getting ready to hatch out.

(Click on the images below to see a larger image and then hit the back button to come back here to see more.)

Henrietta with two of her chicks peeking out:

Henrietta with two of her chicks peeking out from under Mom.

Henrietta with two of her chicks peeking out from under Mom.

More of Henrietta and her chicks:

Henrietta with chicks 'under her skirt'

Henrietta with chicks 'under her skirt'

One of Henrietta's chicks

One of Henrietta's chicks beside Mom

Another chick cuddling Mom (Henrietta)

Another chick cuddling Mom (Henrietta)

One chick ventured out by the little water cup

One chick wanted a little time to herself and ventured out by the little water cup

Here are three of the chicks that Henrietta’s daughters hatched. They are just a little older than Henrietta’s – by just a few hours likely:

Three chicks that Henrietta's daughters hatched

Three chicks that Henrietta's daughters hatched

These are just a few of the reasons that we are concerned about the coal fired power plant being proposed so close to home — looming over Dendron.

Hopefully, we will be able to get more images today.

Henrietta and the Chicks caught on video

Well, I tested out the video on my camera today and took some footage of Henrietta and the chicks. I have two separate files; one short for the dialup impaired, and one long for broadband users.

Below find the links. Just right click and choose save target as, or equivalent in your browser. They are full quality AVI files.

Henrietta and the Chicks 9-20-2008 short version (1.2MB)

Henrietta and the Chicks 9-20-2008 long version (46.7MB)

OK, I took care of compressing the video in iMovie HD, sharing it to an MPEG4 file, and uploading it to Google Video. So, here’s the smaller and lower quality video streaming version of the long one at Google Video:

If you want to watch it here, here’s the caption I placed on Google Video:

Starring Henrietta and her 3 week old chicks. In the background, you might also hear a morning dove and a rooster in the video. The chicks were born at a friend’s farm here in Virginia (they have raised chickens for 15 years). This is our first ever attempt at raising chickens. They are very entertaining. Henrietta is a Buff Brahma Bantams and her chicks are a cross between Buff Brahma Bantams and B.B. Red Old English Game Bantams. The movie was shot with a Samsung Digimax 530 and converted with iMovie on the Mac.

If you want to go to Google Video, the link is:

Henrietta and the Chicks

If you can’t see the video due to bandwidth limitations, there are some still shots of Henrietta and the Chicks here.

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