Visiting the Chicks

The girls have been busy entertaining visitors!



  Reading fan mail from the Weasel



  Chicklet Holly



  Chicklet Jamie



  Chicks hopping into Jeanne & Holly's hands 



  Chicklet Caroline has one fall asleep in her hands



  This little Rhode Island Red loved Jamie




All of them came to greet Anjte



Our sweet chicklet  Emory checking out the chicks



Cristy and Emory and peeps



Emory meets Abigail (who tells her that cats are better than chickens)

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Peeps Update

The chicks will be one week old on Friday, March 5th.  They have grown so much in the past 6 days.  Little wings are starting to grow, tiny tail feathers, they are even a bit taller!  First chick to hop into my hand was one of the Buff Plymouth Rocks (yellow ones).  She has done this for a few days now.  Her name is Auntie Bessie Marie.  They will be named after our aunts, my family from Massachusetts, so they are the Plymouth Rock girls…Dan’s family from Rhode Island (and having red hair) will be the Rhode Island Reds.  All shall have the middle name: Marie (family tradition, keeps the Marie Club growing).

Everybody who comes by the nursery to visit the chicks gets free marshmallow peeps.




                                                  Group Photo


                                                       Gossiping at the water fountain


                                                           Chicken feet (rocket powered)






                                                                look at the little wings!




                                                      the end.
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Baby Chicks Arrive!

Turtle Creek Farm is pleased to announce the arrival of Baby Chicks!  They hatched on Friday at the McMurrary Hatchery in Iowa. We got the call late last night from the Post Office in Knoxville that they had arrived, so at 11:30 pm we picked them up.  Finally getting them back here by after midnight.  So here are our first baby photos:


                                                Picking chirping chicks up at the Post Office


                                                                      Box-o-Chicks


                                                                              Tight fit


         First Chick out - they were taken out one at a time and given a sip of water



                                                                  Basking in the heat lamp
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Our Free-Range Neighbor

One of our free-range neighbors

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Planning the Garden

Seeds for the garden are starting to arrive....(buying a Fresh Market store would have been cheaper).

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