Help me name my new chicky babies…

Apr 18, 2009

I was a little worried about capturing these somewhat stubborn leghorns this morning for their journey back to East Texas. But, somehow, I managed to catch two of them at once, then rounded up the third in short order. My stealth chicken wrangling skills are anyway, thanks gals!


We had a wonderful visit with Dan Probst out at his farm in Poetry, Texas near Terrell. Of course, like a dufus I left the recorder and camera in the car so I didn't get any photos of his place. He has a great assortment of chicken breeds, impressive turkeys, bossy geese and some of the sweetest great Pyrenees dogs I've ever met. Oh, and we can't forget the two donkeys that pretty much screamed at me until they got some hay! Overals = food...Lol...We got to see some baby chicks and ducks hatching out of their eggs in the incubator...babies babies everywhere.

My New Babies
I brought home 3 Ameraucanas, one about 12 weeks old and the others about 9 weeks, and 2 Polish hens that are about 9 weeks or maybe a little less. What a hoot. The little black and white Polish hen seems to be the odd girl out. She prefers to be held and spent much of the afternoon riding around on my shoulder. I guess I have a new bud...The "blue" is the prettiest of the bunch, but also seems to be the most persnickety...those pretty girls, always such a pain!
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The Polish...Aren't they Beeeutiful?
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The Ameraucanas...wouldn't hold quite as still!
The oldest is a beautiful mix of orange/rust and a creamcicle...the inbetweener is a brown and black striped mix, like the look of an Araucana and the little one is a lovely blue and tan mix.


So all right folks...I need me out!

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Heather L.
Apr 18, 2009
9:55 pm

I am now so much more excited to get mine!

Apr 19, 2009
12:53 pm

Eva Gabore, Little Edie Bouvier Beale, Princess Diana, Einstein and Darwin.

those are my choices. they all just look kinda regal. so cute!!!!!!

Apr 19, 2009
12:56 pm

Zac thinks the gray one looks like a “Phyllis Diller”.

Apr 19, 2009
12:57 pm

Zac also wants to know if they “grow into their hair”?

ahahahaaa!! oh, it’s gonna be a fun day in the Crain house!

We must come over soon.

Leslie Halleck
Apr 19, 2009
1:39 pm

No…they don’t grow into their hair…they keep a big Puff on top! LOl…that’s why I got them. Heather, you should have gotten some! They are great. They seem to like to perch and hang a bit more, which why it might be easier to pick them up and carry them about.

Great name suggestions by the way..I’m thinking the black/white one is going to have to be Einstein…for more than one reason! She’s got the hair, and just doesn’t seem bright enough to avoid my picking her up regularly! She’ always off on her own, it’s funny. Nikki, I can’t believe you picked names from Grey Gardens..That’s what I was going to do!!!! LOl, great minds…

Matthew D.
Apr 19, 2009
5:50 pm

Mary Hamilton
Apr 20, 2009
12:43 am

Google sez Einstein’s wife’s name was Elsa (Lowenthal).  The smartest boy in my high school class was of that family—so I am sure they were all geniuses (Albert and Elsa were cousins, but I think not too close cousins).

So how bout “Elsa” for your smart Polish hen?

Best wishes,

Mary from Phila.

Apr 21, 2009
11:26 pm

So funny that somebody said Phyllis Diller, because that is EXACTLY what I was going to say!  Seriously.. that chicken looks precisely like phyllis diller.

Apr 22, 2009
6:39 pm

Help me name my new chicky babies…
pete and repeat

Leslie Halleck
Apr 22, 2009
6:53 pm

Pete and repeat…HAAA

Deni G
Apr 23, 2009
9:11 pm

I have a good friend in Oregon whose favorite, most fabulous chicken, loved to fly to her shoulder. Her Hen’s name was “Queenie” and she originated the art of HenZen. Queenie passed on to Poulet Paradis recently and it seems only right, that this late great hen’s name, should grace another girl of the poultry persuasion!


Air force one
Jun 24, 2010
10:22 pm

How valuable for me, believe that it will attract lot of people’s love.

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