Wordless Wednesday – A Mother’s Patience

Our little banty hen Gabby has been sitting on her four precious little bundles for 19 days now. 

With a little luck her perseverance will pay off in another 2-4 days and we’ll have baby chicks to love :)


Who’s the Daddy?

Flapjack or Rusty?


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  1. 1
    Frosted Fingers says

    That's a beautiful chicken! I was going to get chickens if we stayed in Florida

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    Jennifer Leigh says

    Rusty for sure. We could always have Maury do a DNA check!

  3. 3

    Haha I laughed out loud, the rooster DNA results are in, Maury!

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    JDaniel4's Mom says

    What a good mama!

  5. 5

    You have beautiful chickens!! We just always had the ugly white ones. Hope all the eggs hatch :)

  6. 6

    Great pictures. The roosters almost look like mugshots, in this context.

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    Mommy Goggles says

    Too cute! I grew up with chickens. I still think they are the neatest creatures!

  8. 8

    She is beautiful! Yay for little chickens!!!

  9. 9

    I thought chickens were white LOL

    She's kinda cute.

    My kids would love to have baby chicks running around.

  10. 10

    Great photo! Does she not eat while she sits? (Can you tell I know nothing about this?) I'm excited to see the chicks.

    So… Will the babies look more like one than the other or are they gonna do a DNA test? ROFL… Okay, I know it was corny, but I couldn't resist. LOL

  11. 11

    nice capture! but I dont think I will be much of help in determining the father. DNA test? hehehe

    u may view mine here

  12. 12

    Great photos! I can't wait to see the babies!

  13. 13

    Keep us updated… so adorable, I love baby chicks.

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    Henrietta says

    Lol ya'll are funny, you got my Maury reference though didn't a ;)

    @Petula- This mama does eat when she sits, she gets up for about 15 minutes or so each day to stretch and eat/drink, We have had ones in the past though that don't even want to do that so we have to go out and hand feed/water them each day!

    @Kim – We have 3 white ones too but chickens come in all shapes and sizes! That's what makes them so fun :)

    Honestly we'll never know who the daddy is, it's fun to guess though!

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    Lady V dZine says

    What a gorgeous picture of that hen! I can't believe you got that close for a picture. Granddads hens always tried to pluck our eyes out if we got that close. LOL. Dropping by from MomDot for WW, albeit late.
    Virginia from Lady V dZine

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    Blessings Abound says

    You're too funny! I guess time will tell, or maybe not. ;) I can't wait when we can have egg laying hens. Our meat chickens will be here within a couple weeks so we'll be busy fattening up here soon. :)

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