8 October 2013

Marble and the chicks again

I promise I won't keep bombarding you with baby chick photos, but I'm sure you can suffer through another post full of cuteness today ;)

I've even included a video clip this time:

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We've moved them down from the nesting box to a box on the floor of the coop, and they can wander about under the trampoline.

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This photo makes me laugh - such a typical mom, checking her baby's butt for poop. The difference being, she found some and ate it (yuck).

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The aunties came to visit, very curious about the new arrivals.

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They even came to visit when the babies were still in the nesting box.

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  1. Totally adorable!! x

  2. so simple and natural pleasures - gardening and raising chickens...

  3. Gorgeous plumage!
    Well done you four!

  4. Love your site!! Don't know how I landed on your site, but I have been visiting for a long time. It's about time I said hi !


    1. Thanks! Lovely to "meet" another reader :)

  5. I just realized that I've been calling Marble her wrong name! I read it as Mable the first time and have been "seeing" it as that on each post.

    Why is Marble the "mom"? Was she just the most nurturing?

    1. She is the leader of the flock, but that's not why she's the mom - she is the only one who has gone broody. This is the second time she has gone broody so we decided to get her some eggs to hatch.

  6. So cute! And what lens did you use to shoot these photos with? (Thinking I want to go with something similar for my next lens - says very amateur photographer)

    1. I used my Sigma 24-70mm macro lens. I love it, it stops down to f/2.8 all the way through the zoom range (but it is heavy).

    2. Thanks! Now I better be good before Christmas! haha


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