And another.

April 5, 2013

Olive Snook

Meet Olive Snook. She's a Welsummer, and she's super teeny tiny. We brought her home last night, and the difference in size between she and the other girls is substantial. She's sassy, though, so she holds her own, and aside from the fact that she needs more sleep than they do, she keeps up with them just fine.

Olive Snook

I will, at some point, start using my proper camera to take photos again, but my phone has been really convenient lately. Maybe I'll start with next week's chicken update. There's already so much to talk about with how fast they've been growing and changing, but I'll save it for next week's post. Until then, have a happy weekend!

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  1. Love the name! Man I miss that show.

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  2. Miss Olive is a little sweetie!

    It is shocking at how fast they grow..next thing you know they will be trying to fly..that is really cute when they do it outside with a lot of room, they seem to get all proud of themselves.

    Have fun with the new family this weekend!
    xo

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    1. @Sherri Yeah, I can't believe how big they're getting already. It's kind of exciting, and a little bittersweet. I'm just taking a many pictures as I can while they're young.

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  3. Supposedly you can sex the chicks at this age by looking at something on their wings. I think it might be that the males have a little claw that you can see, but it doesn't work for all breeds I guess, and sometimes it doesn't work at all? Anyways, that was something someone told us when we got some chicks when we lived in Corvallis.

    We unfortunately had to give away most of our hens when we moved away, though some family members are holding on to our two little bantams for us!

    We had to part with quite a few males (3 or 4) during the two years we had chickens, and the one that was the hardest was our little pumpkin hulsey, but we waited until he started to crow (he was absolutely beautiful!). I have always been able to find them a home with people living in the county through craigslist, usually for free, but it would be an idea if you do have to part with Starbuck-buck-buck.

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    1. Yeah, I hear that Craigslist is a great way to rehome roosters, so we'll definitely go that route if we end up with a male. I get more and more suspicious about Starbuck every day. I'll have to do a little wing inspection to see if I can find anything resembling a claw. Thanks for the tip!

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  4. Love the name! Is she a Speckled Sussex? We have one, and she's super smart and sweet!

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  5. Ah, and I see now, she's a Welsummer... shall read more carefully in future. :) But seriously, she looks like my girl:

    http://twentypaperlinks.blogspot.com/2012/06/bettys-flowerpot.html

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    1. @Kristen Wow, yeah. That's a pretty striking resemblance for two different breeds. :)

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  6. Funny! I just ordered my Welsummer hatching eggs! Never tried that breed before.

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  7. She is beautiful. They all are! Good luck with your chicken family!

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