The Peachicklet

24 Aug

What’s the hen doing just squatting like that?  She’s keeping her chick warm.  We’ve been cool, so her baby likes to snuggle under her to stay warm.

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Sadly, this is the only one left.  I keep blocking holes in the pen, but I still haven’t succeeded at keeping this one in the safety of the pen.

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Luckily, as the baby gets bigger, I’m more likely to be successful at keeping her safe, but we’re not at that point quite yet.

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You’ll notice the chick is growing a cute little topknot!

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19 Responses to “The Peachicklet”

  1. Jan August 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    The close up of the Mother shows how beautiful she is! Amazing. And the little one is adorable; with its topknot! Hopefully she or he stays in.

    • Teresa August 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

      I’m trying to keep the little one in. I just covered some more holes.

  2. Claire Moxon August 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    Sorry that there is only 1 left, but hopefully this one will make it! Love the topknot! I got my wonderful calendar and soaps today! Thank you so much! 🙂

    • Teresa August 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

      That didn’t even take too long to get there. Well, sort of. LOL I do hope this one makes it. I still have another hen sitting on two eggs, but it’s getting awfully late for her to hatch them.

  3. Mary Ann Yoder August 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    That is awesome cuteness!

    • Teresa August 24, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

      They are adorable at this age!

  4. Squid August 24, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

    So cute!!!! I’ve never seen peahens before except in books, so they’re so cute!! I hope that the little chick survives!

    • Teresa August 24, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

      They aren’t as flashy as the guys, but they are still lovely birds.

  5. S. J. Qualls August 24, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    I hope this this little one makes it. Sure is cute!

    • Teresa August 24, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

      I hope so too. It’s a dangerous world for a little bird.

  6. Jeanne August 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    I’m sorry you only have one left. I really hope this little cutie makes it! That little topknot is cute….I didn’t realize the topknot would show up so early.

    • Teresa August 25, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

      I really want it to survive too, but I don’t know what I’ll do if it’s a male. The world really is a dangerous place for a little bird.

  7. Margaret August 25, 2015 at 2:16 am #

    I hope this one survives.

    • Teresa August 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

      Thanks, I really do too. I keep trying to make it secure in the pen, but they are so tiny!

  8. Freda Labianca August 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    What a beautiful bird. I hope this one gets bigger fast!

    • Teresa August 25, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

      S/he is growing quickly, and I keep trying to plug more holes. I really do hope one baby makes it this year.

  9. TexWisGirl August 25, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    hope it makes it!

  10. pattisj August 28, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    Aw! Love that little poof. So cute to see Mama keeping baby warm.

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