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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11 comments:

  1. Totally adorable!! x

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

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  3. Gorgeous plumage!
    Well done you four!

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  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 !

    -Selvi.

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

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  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?

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    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.

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  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)

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    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).

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

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