Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Feathered Friendship

Oyster Cracker and Sunshine are our big, golden, Buff Orpingtons and they are inseparable.  They have a very beautiful bond that they have shared since they were day old chicks.  I felt nostalgic today and sought out their baby picture.  My how they have grown.  It is so very hard to believe that they are almost three years old.


The kids too seem to be growing so quickly too.  I wonder why it is that the older we get the faster the years seem to pass?  Perhaps, it is that we finally come to some sort of realization how precious time can be.


Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

Hello friends, welcome! Follow along on our chicken, beekeeping, gardening, crafting and cooking adventures from Cape Cod.

  • I just love Sunshine and Oyster Cracker! I love Buffs so much. Orpingtons are such a wonderful breed.

  • They are handsome birds, for sure. You are so right about time passing quickly as we get older. Each day is a gift.

  • Thanks for hosting again! The chicks are so cute. I got my chick catalog yesterday and wish I was getting some more eggers. But I will be happy with my meat birds!

    I linked up 3 Good Books to Own even though I typically get my books at the library! Have a great week. 🙂

  • They are beautiful. I think the teddy bears of the chicken world. They seem so soft and cuddly.

  • Your Buff Orpingtons are beautiful!

  • Kp

    Adorable! And thanks for hosting!

  • Awww, they are so cute! My oldest girls just turned three last August and it was hard to believe! I got sentimental, too, and looked through their "baby photos" 🙂

  • The little once is just beautiful. Thanks for hosting.

  • I love my Buffs! They are such nice chickens! 🙂

  • I always loved it when we had Buff Orpingtons. They are so pretty and even tempered! We raised quite a few from day old chicks but they are all gone now. It was years and years ago. Your girls are precious :0)

  • Thanks for hosting. I'm hosting my very first link party and you're welcome to join in and link up at

  • Time is fleeting, no question. My baby girl turned five years old today- it seems like it was just yesterday that we were preparing to welcome her home.

    Thanks for inviting me back, Melissa. Have a great week.

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  • Time is fleeting Melisa! I loved your baby pics of the girls… So sweet.. Let's see… We've been doing some early spring cleaning and preparing for my mother in laws three week visit! I love having here here with us! Oh, I started a Tasty Tuesday Recipe share on my blog a couple of weeks ago which I am excited about! Have a great week and I'll see you at Dandelion House tomorrow for Farmgirl Friday!
    xo Deb

  • I know, never enough time…planting seeds again and it feels like I just did that!