Monday, October 29, 2012

Chicken Stories...

Pilgrim's Farm has 7 laying hens...
but, right now, we get 3 eggs a day

because, you see...
one hen is sitting/brooding...
and 3 are in the process of bringing up chickies

Dottie, here, has one new baby
(and she looks rather proud of it, too)

and as a first time mama...
she wants everyone to stay away from her little puffball...
including all other chickens 

Roja, our mixed Rhode Island Red and Wyandotte Bantam...
is also a first time mama but...
she is a little more relaxed about the whole process

Puffball to mama: "Mama, what is that lady doing with the thing in her hand?"

Mama: "Oh, she's just taking our pictures."

"Just ignore her. This is what she does all the time. You'll get used to it."

Puffball: "Really?"

Puffball: "Hey, you wanna take my picture? Do I look cute?"

Mama to Puffball: "Come on, little one. No need to show off."

and then, we have Kittie...
a second time mama who's done a good job so far
I believe she is bringing up a hen for me
more eggs, please

Puffball to mama: "Mama, what is she talking about?"

Mama: "Well, it's like this...God in His great wisdom of creation..."

Puffball: "Oh."

Mama: "Come on, little Puffball, you have a long ways to go before those egg-laying days."

Puffball: "I still don't understand."

Mama: "You will, little Puffball, you will."

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:1

May your day or night be blessed in God's grace.


  1. Your puffballs are so very sweet! And they have such good Mama's!

  2. Your barnyard banties are gorgeous. They really do start out as little puffballs. So sweet. Great pictorial. I remember when my kids asked those questions! :D

  3. I so much enjoyed scrolling a bit through your blog today! Such a beautiful and exotic place you live in. And you chronicle your farm life and lovely cottage there so well.

  4. I just love chickens and the eggs are amazing. We very seldom have to buy any, only in the long cold winter months. You should write a childrens book it would be so sweet all about puffballs!
    Blessings, Roxy

  5. Sweet little puffball conversations! I haven't raised babies yet, but I think I would like to! 'Specially after seeing these cute babies!

  6. Sweet little babies and their moms!

  7. awwww....such cute little puffballs...I want some now!

  8. I love that second photo so much that I saved it as a desktop background. Hope that's ok - it's just so sweet!
    Kim C.

    1. Kim, you're welcome to use the photo. Thanks for the compliment and your visit!

  9. Your mama hens are so nice looking and your blog has a tropical feel. Do you live in the Caribbean, by any chance? My husband and I lived on Nevis for four months and loved it.

    1. Terra, yes, we live on Grenada, way down Caribbean south. We love the tropics. Thank you for your compliment, question and visit.

  10. That was funny, sweet and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your chicken stories with us Jean. Have a truly blessed day in the Lord sweet sister.

  11. You have a sweet way of telling stories.
    Thank you.
    Your chickens are beautiful, and seem so happy, and healthy.

    Smiles :)

  12. Sweet chickies!

    Great photos -


  13. SUch cute mamas with their darling babies!