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A Dose of Cute

April 29, 2011

The weather outside is frightful.  Snowing and blowing.

But the chicks are doing great!

In other news, Kathie at Two Frog Home is sponsoring a giveaway for a years subscription for her online magazine The Crone’s Gazette.

The first issue is being sold for $4.50 and remaining issues will be $7.00.   Annual subscriptions are $25.00. For more information, to subscribe or if you are interested in submitting an article for an upcoming issue, go to:

Leave a comment here to enter the giveaway, a winner will be picked by Sunday evening.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynda permalink
    April 29, 2011 2:47 am

    Very cute. Ours are 3 weeks old and growing quickly. They grow so fast you wonder how they fitted into that egg!

  2. April 29, 2011 3:01 am

    What a neat giveaway! 🙂 Lovin the little chick pictures!!

    • April 29, 2011 5:16 am

      Kristen, I figured I better take get some pictures now before they get to the homely stage 😉

      • April 29, 2011 5:22 am

        They get to that stage pretty fast though, don’t they? 🙂

  3. April 29, 2011 5:12 am

    Wow! Your weather looks like ours looked Wednesday night when the tornados came through our area. Thankfully, we had no damage, although many died in the area and part of one nearby town, Ringgold, is closed to the public due to the devastation. Please don’t send that storm our way–we don’t need any more!

    Your chicks are so cute! What kind are they? What do you feed them? I would love to hear more about how you raise them.

    • April 29, 2011 5:21 am

      Susan, our wacky weather was just snow and now it is just cold, nothing near as severe as what you’re receiving 😦 I hope you have seen the end of that!

      The chicks are just Cornish Cross, the ubiquitous meat bird. Plus a few Black Sex-Link pullets thrown in the mix for new layers. They are eating a broiler feed formulated by Fertrell. They’ll stay in the brooder until about 3 weeks of age and then (weather permitting) will go outside to a pastured pen that will be moved daily until butchering time.

  4. April 29, 2011 5:49 am

    That mag sounds really neat! Sign me up for the contest!!

    Her website is great, too! Thanks for the link!

  5. DEE permalink
    April 29, 2011 6:08 am

    Thought the new Crones journal sounded interesting but just can’t spring for that kind of subscription price right now. Oh well. Maybe I’ll win the free year….DEE

  6. April 29, 2011 6:45 am

    Our first four layers are 4 weeks old now and definitely at the ‘scruffy adolescent’ stage. We’ve got more chicks arriving next week. then we’ll be up to our full dozen.
    Please keep your rain to yourselves. We’ve had more than enough recently and it’s interfering with my chicken coop building plans.

  7. Marilyn permalink
    April 29, 2011 6:57 am

    I bought the first issue when I saw you had written an article about your chicks in it 😉

    I’d love to get a subscription! Thanks for the contest!

  8. Sarah permalink
    April 29, 2011 7:44 am

    Sign me up for the contest please. Looking at your chicks made me wish I had some this year……..

  9. Birgit permalink
    April 29, 2011 9:40 am

    Would love the free subscription!

  10. April 29, 2011 11:53 am

    I follow your blog, and love it! I cannot wait to one day have our own land, and then use some of the great information you have given out. Thanks for blogging. Please do include me in the giveaway. Many thanks!

  11. April 29, 2011 5:15 pm

    OOOOO — I want a copy!

  12. Hayden permalink
    April 30, 2011 4:32 pm

    adorable! boy, we’re getting the rain here, too. Farmers are saying they won’t be in the fields until mid May they’re so wet. Even the sandy loam in my garden is too wet to work… meanwhile the grass covering my garden is quickly getting WAY too strong. sigh.

  13. Wendy Roller permalink
    April 30, 2011 7:16 pm

    Cool, I have chicks the same age. Do you use anything special in their water? Like the electrolyte premixes? milk? whey?

  14. May 1, 2011 4:48 am

    What a great opportunity to get this magazine! I love your blog and have been following it for quite a while. I never know what to say because I am so amazed at everything you are able to do! Keep it up!

  15. May 3, 2011 1:22 pm

    Your weather came here and has left, finally. I think chicks are the cutest little things.


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