Saturday, March 17, 2012

CHICKS ARE HERE


When you see a sign like this just a few blocks from a university campus you might expect indignant co-eds at such brazen sexism.   Or at least you’d expect a young man or two checking out the merchandise.

You’d be right about that part.

 In a town where moose mosey, skunks stroll,
 groundhogs ramble and bunny rabbits roam... 

…baby poultry at the feed store…

 …are the closest thing we have to a zoo.

There are all kinds of fowl creatures waiting for a ride to a local farm.

 To make sure new owners get what they want, 
these new chickens have been bred so the boys can be 
distinguished from the girls without much problem. 
See…baby birds aren’t like mammals when it comes to 
checking out…..well, you know.

 Although even at this young age 
there are plenty of other discernible differences.

 But like all babies they are all cute and soft and need a lot of sleep.

 Charming, yes, but keep hands off.

 Here are more peeps ready to take home.

 Don’t be fooled by the peep pretenders.

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

made me laugh. too cute!

Alica said...

So cute...and soft and fuzzy!

Linda Sue said...

Lenny comes to mind...
and my Mother who, as a child, did hold the little chicks a bit too fondly. She didn't mean to love them so hard...

The Weaver of Grass said...

Don't we all love chicks and ducklings? I reared some chicks under a broody hen last year - four girls and four boys. Now the knotty problem of what to do with the rather skinny boys has arisen, so I shall not be rearing any this year.

Elizabeth said...

Love the chicks.
Unfortunately, when we lived in Morocco, they used to dye chicks flourescent colors before holidays and sell them off to the little kids........not too happy an end for most of them, though occasionaly one used to see a much bigger chick wandering round with pink tips to the wings.....

Got to mail some Peeps to my daughter in England!
I had (happily) forgotten about them.
Happy Sunday.

Buttons said...

You crack me up!!! I miss baby chicks the ducks little beaks just make me smile. B

Pearl said...

My sister raises chickens. Some of them might think they're dogs...

Pearl

Terry and Linda said...

Really cute! Are you going to have a couple or four for your back yard?

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

TALON said...

Awww! I always feel like Spring has officially sprung when the chicks are here! ;)

Far Side of Fifty said...

How many chicks did you get?:)

CeeCee said...

Which kind did you buy? The real ones or the marshmallowy ones? :)

Sarah said...

Oh wow-chicks at the local store! We were going to have some chicks at school-you can get them on loan. But as we are moving we can't. Next year!

jabblog said...

Very cute. I wish we had room for chickens . . . *sigh*