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Monday, 18 February 2013

First family outing


For the last three weeks, Liesl has been sitting on three eggs. Patiently and diligently, despite the heat wave and the
flies, while Frieda (the rooster) hung out in the house with me and the dogs.

When I came home from yoga class last week Wednesday, Frieda came running towards me, flapping his wings and crowing loudly. Very clearly something exciting had happened :-).

When I checked on Liesl, a tiny little chick looked out from underneath the safety of her wing.

She stayed in her nest for a couple of more days, but yesterday afternoon the little family came outside for the first time.
In the nest was one dead little chickie and one egg that Liesl had obviously given up on.

Here some pics of the first outing:










Both parents are very protective and very involved, showing the little one how to scratch and how to wipe its beak and
how to have a sand bath.

Such fun to watch!

Although Liesl chases me off whenever she thinks that I come too close.
Now I just really hope that it is a little girl...


Have a great start to the week!




Lots of love,



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17 comments:

  1. Oh the cuteness of this is just overwhelming! How fun! I would love to have some chickens, but so far.....Sam says no. I'm working on him!

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  2. Oh that is adorable Jutta! I hope chicky is also a girl lol . Big hugs hunni xxx

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  3. So beautiful story and so beautiful pictures.

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  4. Hallöchen Jutta

    Was für eine Freude! Schön, wenn man so etwas im eigenen Garten halten kann. Dir noch viel Spaß beim beobachten.
    Liebe Grüße aus dem nass- kalten Stuttgart
    Ute

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    1. Dankeschön liebe Ute! Die drei sind eine richtig nette kleine Familie :-). Hoffe jetzt nur sehr, dass das chicki eine Dame ist...

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  5. Ach Jutta, die sind ja putzig alle Drei! Ich hab selten so stolze Eltern gesehen. Da wünsch ich mir doch fast ich könnte ein Huhn auf dem Balkon halten :-)
    Lieben Gruß von Sabine

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    1. Hätte nie gedacht, dass es so viel Spass macht, Hühner zu haben. They really are so sweet :-)

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  6. That little chick is so fluffy and cute! Love it.

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  7. You go Liesl, you take care of your little cute, gorgeous chick. You protect her (positive thinking). But really, you don't have to worry about that woman with the big black camera thingy! Just be aware of those cute but carnivorous dogs....
    xxxxxx

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    1. yes, and the equally cute but rather dangerous cats. AND the hawk that has been circling above the house for the last couple of days...

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  8. Oh my goodness. How sweet is that. And, you get to watch on and be part of it. Beautiful pictures, as usual. Thanks for sharing such a sweet moment with us.

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  9. Oh my gosh... sooo cute! It's just wonderful how they watch out for their little one. Such a lovely thing to see.

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  10. It's kind of sad that only one of her babies made it but they look like such proud parents. They teach their chicks to have dust baths that young? I do wish I could have chicks but I can't inflict a rooster on my neighbours. Those photos have brightened my week. Thanks!

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  11. Jutta, these pictures are absolutely breathtaking...what a beautiful way to begin the week..THANK!

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  12. wie toll! leicht neidische Grüsse aus dem ziemlich hühnerarmen Paris.

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