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Somehow it happened. I went to the feed store and saw the baby chicks. Today Australorps along with other favorite breeds arrived. After the passing of Tilly and Dolly in May and April, somehow a little piece of my heart whispered to me, “Get one.”

I scooped up a sweet little girl- a Barred Rock. Our eyes locked and I could feel her imprinting on me. I spoke to her and she seemed to “speak” back with her quiet eyes staring back at me.  The young, twenty-something, sales gal looked at me and said, “I love watching how you folks all pick out your chicks!”. I didn’t know if she thought I was crazy or just plain in love.

Soon enough, a tiny cardboard box was filled with a layer of fresh pine shavings and topped off with an Australorp, Barred Rock and an Araucana. Their peeping was music to my ears.

Today I felt as though a piece of my broken heart was healed by these three curious new friends. I sat and watched them in the brooder quietly before the kids got home from school. I knew they would be just as excited as I was to meet Molly, Olive and Petula. As in the circle of life, our flock is beginning to grow again. Somehow adding these three, our flock feels right again.

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  • The babies are adorable.
    This is our third summer with our girls and we love them. Just last night we got some fertilized eggs from a cousin to slip under one of our barred rocks who has gone broody. I couldn't resist getting her some that would hatch, watching her sit there all puffed up and warm on her wooden decoy egg! It's amazing how they weasel their way into your heart.

  • They are lovely little ones. Can't wit to watch them grow and settle in with your other girls.

  • diane in wis

    Congratulations! What sweet little chicks. They're so cute and I love the names too. Can''t wait to watch them grow!

  • Sweet little darlins! They tugged at your heartstrings, and I could see why, 🙂

  • I love your new chicks. I loved raising baby chicks. They grow so fast. I just wanted to let you know I received my gardeners soap and I love the smell and I know I will love using it. The temps are so hot in our area in No California this past week and tomorrow it is going to be 114 degrees outside. No gardening for awhile. I love your blog and and I love chicken stories.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner

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  • Amy

    Olive is a sweet name. My two bantams i’m raising are called toast and peanut due to the colour of them. I got the name peanut from your blog because I thought it was such a charming name to give to a baby chicken. I think chicken hoarding is a thing!