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Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's the Farm Life for Me....

please meet Callie ~
she is the smallest of our last-hatched brood...
she's maybe 1/2 the size of her brothers and sisters but a little fighter.

last night it was so cold, Callie got chilled...
and a chilled chickne, baby or not, is not a good chicken.

So, Peter brought her into the house this morning
& she will stay in here for a couple of weeks ~
in the meantime, she is feeling much better
...now that she's warmed up by the woodstove

she's eating warmed food and water,
and crushed layer mash...
oh
and every speck of dust and dead (or what we think is dead) stinkbug & ladybug
that seem to be in every nook and cranny of this old house.

she'll be living in the cat carrier,
next to the woodstove in the den...
which we've filled with fresh hay and lots of love.

I'm pretty sure she's happy now ~
I know we are,
...having her here with us
and being able to care for her
when she needed us ~

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!

Blessings from the farm,
~ Lori ~

10 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

she's just darling! how do your other hens fare in this cold weather, is their coop heated???

The Barn Door said...

Awww, poor little thing!! She looks so sweet. Think I'll get a house chicken, never thought about them for bug control!!! lol!

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

What a cute lil chicken! And I would love her to clean up the bugs in my house! I remember my grampa bring in the small ones to put by the stove to warm when I was just a kid and he raised chickens.

susiedele said...

Lori...If there is such a thing as reincarnation I want to come back as one of your animals. You have a big heart!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Lori, I love your chicken! What a cutie. I don't think most people realize little chickens need to harden up before they are put outside in coops.Little chickens can get a chill and there goes your little chicken. It doesn't get too cold in Southern california but come spring I am going to run down to the feed store and get me some little girls. I have been getting my coop ready!Cheri

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

our coops are heated by lamps, but Callie is a runt so we think she got kicked to the outdoor-side of their coop !! she's doing great!
~L

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

She's a cutie! She's not going to like it when she has to go back out to the chicken coop, I know I wouldn't. Prim Blessings! Robin

The Other Me Is Sane said...

I guess there's more to chickens than just having them there to lay eggs. Glad she had you to care for her so well.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Lori, It is interesting how chickens can have the so called pecking order. When I had my first chickens I noticed how some would have a pecking order and pick on someone. Little Callie is lucky to have you!I love your blog! Cheri

theolde stone house said...

Hi Lori
It was always my desire to live on a farm but that didn't work out for me. Thanks for your stories about the farm. I love hearing them. Your little Callie is so cute. I hope she does well.

Blessings,
Rhonda

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