This week we welcomed six brand new baby chicks to our farm! This is the second batch we've hatched this spring. Hard to believe that it's been six years since we brought home our first chicks from the feed store. Of course chickens were a part of my life years and years ago growing up across the street from my grandparents' chicken farm and raising chickens as a child. Enjoy a quick look back and also some photos of our newest additions.
|- me around four years old, watching my grandfather feed his chickens while my grandmother holds me-|
|-my brother and some of the chicks we raised as kids-|
|-my childhood home (notice the chickens behind the barn)-|
|-holding my first chick in decades, back in the spring of 2009-|
|-our first egg, July 2009, I felt like a kid again!-|
|-spring of 2010 heralded another batch of chicks-|
|-by 2011 I had decided that Australorps were a favorite breed and we added some more-|
|-In the spring of 2012, I felt confident enough to try my hand at hatching some chicks and this was the result-|
|-The spring of 2013 brought more chicks that I hatched in the incubator-|
|-This spring, one of the chicks we hatched last spring hatched some chicks of her own-|
|-And the same broody hen, Annie, who hatched chicks last spring, decided she wanted to have another go of it, with these results|
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