A Day in the Life of the Chickie Mama

Meet Chickie Mama (Abigail) as she shows you what it’s like to care for her delightful brood of chickens. Her helper is Chickie Aunt (Bethany).

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We’ll start with checking on the new additions, who are camping out in the shed until they’re old enough to join the rest. They probably need a water refill, so we’ll add some.

Now onto the layers.

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Pardon us, ma’am.

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The layers are thirsty too.

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We’ll go ahead and open the cage for the day. Cluck, cluck–yeah!¬†

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Time to check for eggs. Here’s one, and it’s still warm!

DSC_4326Chickie Mama checks too.

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So sorry. Does my camera bother you?

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Okay, next we’ll check back around lunch.

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We need to fill up the little flock’s food.

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Then, back to the layers. Chickie Aunt is a wonderful helper.DSC_4403

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Checking for more eggs. Yeah!

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Late afternoon: back to check on “the girls” again. More eggs. That’s great.

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Chickie Mama enjoys her chickens.

DSC_4555Follow me girls, it is time for bed.

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Yes, we’ll give you some tasty treats.

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One of the tardy girls has to be rounded up.

DSC_4574I’m afraid she¬†doesn’t look too remorseful.

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Night, night. A good job, well done. All in the day of a Chickie Mama.

“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast…”
Proverbs 12:10

21 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of the Chickie Mama”

  1. That’s awesome! Did I count 10 birds? How long have they had them and how many eggs do they get in a typical day? Fresh eggs are the best, as I’m sure you all are learning. Did Nathan build the hen house and cage thingy (not sure what to call that)? We have thought about getting chickens but never done it. Cute photos — thanks for sharing!
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    They have around a dozen and got them last year. Each one usually lays an egg a day typically. Nathan built the coup using some plans he located on line. In our city there are a few regulations that aren’t too difficult to comply with.

  2. Love this post!
    Being on a farm, I am no stranger to chickens….I can relate to your lovely girls. :D It is very encouraging to see little helpers doing a great job caring for the family chickens.
    Keep smiling girls, your inner joy is a delight to see. :)

  3. The P family really enjoyed this post. Abigail and Bethany are doing a great job! To God be the glory! “Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.” Ps 150:6

  4. What a sweet post! I loved looking at how the girls care for the chickens and how much they obviously enjoy them! I’ve raised chickens, and they aren’t automatic pets! :-) Abigail and Bethany are so sweet—and Abigail is growing up so quickly! All the best in your chicken raising! :-)

  5. This is the cutest post ever!! :) The photos and captions are adorable – – and how wonderful that Abigail and Bethany are learning responsibility in such a fun way.
    Thanks so much for sharing this – – it gave me a big smile today! :)
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  6. This is just adorable! Your nieces are so sweet and it’s lovely to watch them enjoying this responsibility. Thank you for sharing!

  7. So cute! How easy or difficult is it to care for chickens? We have an offer of a free coup and five free chickens if we want them, but aren’t sure if we can do it. :)
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    I don’t believe it is difficult, but certainly requires times and attention.

  8. Those are pretty chickens! We have 13 chickens. I take care of the chickens and my sister helps me! She’s great! We sell the eggs. Our 13th chicken is a little chick! She is so cute. We also have goats, Rabbits, a garden, and dogs!
    I saw some chickens that Abigail had that we have! Do you now what kind of chickens are the white ones and the gray ones? The orange ones are called Buff Orpingtons. I know because we have them!
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    Sorry we don’t know Emily. Sounds like you have quite the operation going.

  9. We love this post! Abigail and Bethany are doing a wonderful job with the chickens. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. So cute! Thanks for sharing! I’ve often wished our town would allow us to have chickens–it would be a great project for our two little ones.

  11. Now, isn’t this the most darling, adorable blog post ever!!!! :) Oh my, this is beautiful; and seeing the sweet girls caring for their chickens so adeptly and cheerily is amazing. Thank you all, especially Abigail and Bethany!

  12. Love that post- chickens are a great pet for children to take care of! Noticed the bucket waterer in one photo that is unlike anything we have seen before-did you make it or where could we find something like it? Has it worked well for you? It looks like that would work better than the options we have tried so far. Thanks for all the encouragement and great ideas!
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    I made the bucket watering system. It uses a poultry cup. The biggest challenge is drilling the right size hole — 11/32″ is what I believe I used, but can’t totally remember. Too big and it leaks, too small and you can’t connect it. I love the poultry cups as they don’t get dirty (mostly) and they don’t leak, like some of the other options. My birds learned how to use it very quickly. I got the bucket from Amazon as I wanted black, to keep light/algae out, and the poultry cups from http://www.cornerstone-farm.com/. I had an extra gamma seal lid (not the base and the lid, just the lid) so I set the lid on top to keep grime from getting in that way. I drilled a couple of holes around the top of the bucket to ensure I didn’t have an air-tight seal.

    HTH – N

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