5.22.2007

Moving Day for Peeps

Goldie's New Digs

It's not much to look at, but it's bigger than a window well, the roof doesn't leak, it has a nice sunny window and its own private yard--which, as we know, is a prime real estate draw for a mother with eight children to look after.


The moving van, er, box, arrived Monday evening. Few amenities were provided (the box was dark and some complaints were heard) but the trip was thankfully short--just from the side of our house to the backyard.




Goldie quickly began to give her family a tour and, I imagine, to lay down the house rules.


The Big Outdoors

The fence provides no obstacle to someone this size. However, no one is willing to wander far from mom.




Everyone gathers round, perhaps for an important lesson.


Goldie continues with a demonstration; pupils are very attentive.


The step up into the shed poses a small challenge...


...but with a bit of practice, everyone seems to be getting the hang of it, even testing out those little wings.






11 comments:

Mom Unplugged said...

How cute!!! They would look great on the golf course! LOL!

Lavender said...

What a pretty hen, and adorable chicks! Love the little peeps!
Happy WW!

jessie said...

You are making me long for my day-old chicks (June 14). But babies without a mom just aren't the same!

Mouse said...

Awww.. a parade of peeps! The one in the box photo is actually in mid-stride coming out of the box when you snapped the photo.. which makes it look like he/she is marching! So cute!

Laura said...

Very sweet.

Chris said...

Go, Peeps!!

Becky said...

Oh, you were right: they are SO adorable! And beautiful. I love their markings. They're now gracing my computer's desktop so I can admire their beauty.

Becky (from last Saturday's Sheep Breeds class)

DAWN said...

Those are the cutest chicks! They have the best faces. Goldie looks like a good mom.

RheLynn said...

Great photo essay on Goldie and her chicks :) I love it when mommy animals seem to be gathering the troops together.

We just bought nine chicks at the flea market for Mark's mom - as she lost her last two chickens to opossums this winter.

Nice little wing flap catch!

Joanie said...

Just too cute....

MsFortuknit said...

Rachel and I have decided to come and live with you and live off the land!