At the time of this little photoshoot, 3 chicks had been born.  At this very moment, 5 have been born.  By tomorrow I expect all 7 will be romping around.

Have a great long weekend everyone.  With these little balls of dryer lint wobbling around I’m guaranteed to get exactly nothing done.




  1. Muff Hackett says:

    so cute! I hope you get your hoped for hens out of this batch! (And July was for resting anyway, wasn’t it??)

  2. Carol says:

    How cute, and those are great photos of mom and chick/chicks, Karen! Congrats. May they all be pullets.

  3. Kathy Hartzell says:

    Oh!! I didn’t even know you were expecting. I will get out the baby yarn right now!!!

  4. Alisa says:

    Yay! I’m so glad you had a successful hatch. I’m still waiting for mine, but there’s been no pooping on or breaking of the eggs, so that’s a relief!

  5. Becky says:

    OMG Karen!!!! I’m giddy!!!

  6. Jane S says:

    Love the proud mama. (I mean the chicken). Congratulations, does this make you a grandma?

  7. Ryn says:

    Aw, they’re so cute! I can’t wait until you tell us what you’re going to name them. 🙂

  8. Dawn says:

    Congrats! My Serama hatched out 4 this week.

  9. Ronda says:

    omg! so cute! Definitely, there goes July. sittin, and watchin, and sittin, and watchin … just the incentive you needed to relax!

  10. Cindy says:

    Babies! Momma Jo got the job done.

  11. Shannon says:

    Great job momma. Have a wonderful weekend with the new crew.

  12. GC Lehman says:

    Awesome and adorable and oh so exciting!!!

  13. janni says:

    Awww! Congratulations, Grandma Karen! You must be feeling good. Enjoy the new little babies. How fun!

  14. Kristy says:

    Awwww…. I’ve hatched eggs in an incubator and *that’s* pretty cool. But to see a chicken hatching eggs… much cooler. Congrats!

  15. Auntiepatch says:

    Oh, how cute!

  16. Leal says:

    Omg, you have floofy chicks! Congratulations and Happy Canada Day!

  17. Kathleen says:

    Oh. My. Word. How wonderful! You have made my day!
    Congratulations by the way! *wearing a wrap around smile*

  18. Karen says:

    That’s good, lol! I had one that didn’t hatch. 🙁 I’ve put it under the other broody hen so Josephine doesn’t have to worry about it but I took a sniff of it today and it doesn’t seem good. I think I’ll be getting rid of it tomorrow. ~ karen!

  19. Karen says:

    Bite your tongue Jane S. ~ karen!

  20. Karen says:

    NO idea Ryn. So far they’re puffy, fluffy, feathers, … that sort of thing, lol. ~ karen!

  21. Karen says:

    Fun! Josephine’s hatched over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) but she’s already taking them out with the other chickens and there’s nothing I can do to stop her. So far so good. ~ karen!

  22. Marna says:

    So cute! Congratulations! So glad it worked out! I remember seeing my duck hatch (a mallard). 🙂

  23. Karen says:

    Indeed! And don’t forget time consuming with all the sitting and looking, lol. ~ karen!

  24. Elaine says:

    Congratulations, Nanny!

    This just transported me right back to over 60 years ago! I was born in a tiny village in England about an hour from London, the War was on so food was in shortage. Nearly everyone raised or grew “something” as a food source – vegetables, pigs, geese. My parents raised chickens and these photos brought back my excitement when we had a new batch of baby chicks. How I loved playing (gently) with them! Thanks for the memories! I just wish they could stay little! So cute and fluffy!

  25. Alita says:

    It’s wonderful to see chicks, they never fail to make me feel happy. Is that a pea comb I see on one of them?

  26. Karen says:

    It is great, but with an incubator you can watch them hatch. With a mama hen it’s harder! I just happened to be outside with the camera when she jumped off the nest to poop and they started pipping so I was lucky to see it and to get it photographed. ~ karen!

  27. Karen says:

    Thanks Leal! You too! ~ karen

  28. Karen says:

    If that makes you smile wait until I get the *real* chick post up with more photos and video and everything! ~ karen

  29. leo muzzin says:

    Nice! but you’re gonna need a bigger yard! LOL

  30. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    All right Mama! it!

  31. gigi says:

    Excited the Broody Hen did her job well. How soon will it be possible to tell the sex and what happens to rooster chicks?

  32. Kristina says:

    Oh, man. You are totally done for. Have fun.

  33. Karen Too says:

    Oh heavenly days! How utterly wonderful!

  34. Karen says:

    No kidding! I’ll keep one or two and sell the others but … I already don’t want to sell them! ~ karen

  35. Karen says:

    Rooster chicks get sold to farms that need roosters. So far I’ve had to get rid of 3 roos and not one of the has ended up as dinner yet. 🙂 ~ karen!

  36. Meg says:

    happy birthday, wee chickens!!!!

    *swoon* they’re so cute.

  37. Keelea says:


  38. MrsChris SA says:

    Aw man!! Cuties!
    Enjoy your weekend chick watching!

  39. Barbie says:

    Congratulations… So completely adorable I just squealed when I saw the pictures. Very happy for you!!

  40. Pam'a says:

    LOL– Josephine looked utterly shocked!

    It may happen every day a million times all over the planet, but watching new life happen never ceases to be miraculous, does it? Enjoy your new fluff balls, Karen! 🙂

  41. Paula says:

    Remember me!

  42. Paula says:

    Yay!!! I love the photo of Josephine looking down at the chick. Well done!

  43. Bambi Mayer says:

    Ha–I forgot about you getting some fertilized eggs and my first thought was, “Holy Cow, a virgin birth”! Was actually wondering if a rooster had somehow managed to get over the fence and sneak into your hens house.

  44. Cynthia Jones says:

    For a moment there I thought “oh childbirth, the chook gave birth to a chicken”. I forgot about all the whole egg thing and hatching. Boy, what a doofus.

    What a Cutie Patootie little chick.

    Welcome to the world darling babies.

  45. Catherine says:

    Bless! They are so sweet! Congratulations

  46. GC Lehman says:

    LoL. The best part! How cute are this weekends Instagram pics going to be?!?

  47. Catherine Vosper says:

    Lovely pictures, enjoy your long weekend with your new babies.

  48. Jennie Lee says:

    They are beyond cute. I’m speechless.

  49. Jenny W says:

    I woke up to this!! Grinning ear-to-ear 😀
    Happy Canada Day Karen!

  50. Maureen Locke says:

    Happy Canada Day Karen… and congratulations. Make sure you have lots of wine chilled while you’re watching… I think I shall call you Oma. When can you pick them up and snuzzle them?? When I retire, I’m so having chickens. My husband says no, but I say yes. They have a company in Halifax that rents chickens out for the summer… lol Yes, they do. Coop, gear and all. I’m going to try that first to see if I love it as much as I think I will. I’m so excited for you…. and us. Cheers 🙂

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