Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Up and about....


            OK so knowing that this is totally out of character for me but here’s another post within 48 hours; honestly you folks just don’t deserve me…..

            And yep it’s them chucks again! I arose from the safety of my wonderfully comfortable bed this morning (yes I did say 'morning', even after a night at the grind) feeling like something dredged from a primeval pit and resembling something more like a drooling and lumbering sloth instead of cutting the usual well groomed and radiant figure that folk associate with me ahem. Me thinks it was the worry of the rather inclement weather and it’s affects upon the new arrivals that stirred some deeply hidden (very deeply) feeling of caring from somewhere inside of me. Ok so it wasn’t lashing down as the forecast had promised as I drove home this morning but it still didn’t stop me checking up on Pingu and the rest of the chicks.

            Well I have to say that I was surprised and not a little bit amazed at how fast they have found their feet (talons?). As I approached the enclosure there the little buggers were, out of the coup being chaperoned by the ever diligent Penny, running around pecking at everything that resembles food – "if it moves eat it, if it doesn’t move eat it and if unsure…..eat it anyway!"

            So out of the goodness of me heart (I’m really going to have a good long talk with myself about this softening of character the little buggers have wrought) I thought that I’d share a few more snap shots of our growing flock.

Ahhh a chick called Pingu



Till the next time, take good care everyone,

Your friend,

John

21 comments:

John Gray said...

what did I tell you?

you big softie

welcome to the hen keeping world

Murphyfish said...

Bugger!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

They sure are cute and such pretty colors. Who'd of thought it'd be a fuzzy little puff ball like that, that would crack that crusty exterior of yours. (giggle) I know you're smiling.

j0nh said...

Nice one John, lovely little chicks.

Meanqueen said...

How cute, pity they have to grow up :o)

Kim said...

Ahh look at the fluffsome ones! How cute? Erm.. I mean... good example of egg producing fowl there me dear. Ahem.

Helen said...

They're so gorgeous!!! And there's one that looks like Marvin x

e.m.b. said...

Lovely! I remember getting chicks in the mail when I was young growing up on a farm. Good memories. Your post brought them all back...thanks!

Gorges Smythe said...

I keep wanting to get some.......maybe next spring.

Damn The Broccoli said...

No comment!

I wouldn't worry too much about the little ones getting cold, they sleep under one of the best insulators around! When you pick up an adult chuck and feel how warm they are you know this. Plus regardless of human intervention animals have been raising young for millenia, I am sure they can manage.

However, it is sweet. Alright, lied about the comment. Curiously enough my captcha for this comment is 'A nincy', does it know something?

Murphyfish said...

Karen,
Do not despair, normal grumpy service will shortly be resumed ;o) but yes there is a hint of a smile playing upon me face…

Cheers John Boy

Oh I don’t know MQ, I’ve never truly grown up…

Steady there Kim, nearly let it slip then me dear…

Thanks Helen,
But ‘Steve McQueen as he is presently known does not look like your Marvin – the cat that’s crossed with a fox :o)

e.m.b.,
Welcome to the rambling world of the Fish, hope that you’ll be entertained enough to stay a while. Glad that a raised some good memories for you.

Mr. Smythe,
Get them now, you know it makes sense!

Eh up Damn my man,
Yep !A nincy that just about sums you up ;o) only joking matey I think your right and a lot of the time they seem to do better then when we interfere – sweet eh, knew you couldn’t resist

Shoreman said...

John, they are too cute. Sounds like you're a really good Dad getting up and checking on the little ones. I think John is right, you big softie.

Mark

Murphyfish said...

Hey Mark, looks as if my cover has finally been blown!!!

kmurray said...

They are super cute and not a duck in the bunch, lol!

As for your cover being blow about being a softie, I hate to toot my own horn here but I've known it all along ;-)

Enjoy those new babies there Papa!

Murphyfish said...

Ahh Kari you know me to well me dear,

No ducks but I'm still thinking one is a penguin!!

Casey said...

A large bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup will never be the same, eh?

Murphyfish said...

Too right Casey, I could never eat another poor defenceless noodle again :o)

Helene Burnett said...

Beautiful chiccken family. You'll know you've gone off the deep end when you use your wife's hairdryer to warm and dry those chicks if they get wet. I have.

Murphyfish said...

LOL Helene, not quite that far yet, oh and thanks for the tip about the ash.

Rachelradiostar said...

Last in a long line - and I know they won't be as cute now - forgive me - I have been somewhat busy... but
OMG THEY ARE SOOOOOO CUTE HEART MELTINGLY SO

Murphyfish said...

Nothing to forgive me dear, there still kind of cute - taking over the place a tad now though...