Thursday, December 31, 2009


by Rosie

I did it. I finally
laid my first egg! It is sooo beautiful and also very pudgy just like me!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


by Rosie

Fern and Blossom were very excited because Pepper laid her first egg and it looked a lot like Marmalade's eggs. Marmalade was one of their favorites. She died last summer and they still miss her.

Ever since Pepper was a chick they thought she looked like Marmalade. Now her eggs look like Marmalade's too. WOW! We are all wondering if she is Marmalade's sister.

Have you seen this movie of Marmalade?

Friday, December 18, 2009


by Rosie

We were scared when these things came out to check on us. Then when they said hello we knew that it was Fern and Blossom! I was happy that it wasn't something else coming. I guess they were as cold as we are!

It is so cold that right when we lay an egg it freezes! And every hour our water freezes too!

For a treat, Fern and Blossom brought me in to their house an I got to listen to Beethoven on the radio!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


by Rosie

Yesterday we got to free range. All of a sudden we noticed little white things started falling from the sky. They looked like little downy feathers. They were really cold on our wattles! All of us Littles got kind of nervous but Dottie told us what it was so then we didn't worry.

Dottie has seen two winters. She told us that the snow was deep and we couldn't free range as much but she used to know a hen named Tuesday who loved to go sledding.

When we woke up this morning there was a lot of snow. Now I want to go sledding!

Monday, November 30, 2009


by Rosie

We watched this video of a dancing chicken! Here it is:

We are going to learn how to dance!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


by Rosie

There is a mystery in the hen house. Someone has laid an egg with purple dots, and I don't know who it is.

The purple-dotted egg

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


by Rosie

We are very excited about Saturday because it is going to be our first Halloween!

Pepper and I are going to be pieces of licorice. I am going to be a chunk of licorice, and Pepper is going to be a stick of licorice.

Pansy and Zinnia are planning to be marshmallows. Pansy is going to be a big marshmallow, and Zinnia is going to be a small marshmallow.

Petunia and Poppy want to be bats. Petunia is going to be a white bat, and Poppy is going to be a regular black bat.

Ding and Maple decided to be pumpkins. Ding is going to be an orange pumpkin, and Maple is going to be a more red pumpkin because she is a red.

Even the Bigs are going to be there.
Dottie is going to be a snowflake, Lemondrop a Hershey's kiss, and Stormy a spider. Daisy, that old rooster, will be a clown because he has so many colorful feathers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


by Rosie

One morning I woke up, and it was sooo cold! When I looked around our house all the little chickens looked like big chickens! They were all puffed up. When I tried to stand up, I fell down on my face.

When Fern and Blossom came to check on us, they said, "Look their feathers are all puffed up. That keeps them warm like our down comforters keep us warm."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


by Rosie

Last Sunday, Ding laid her first egg!

But ever since then she has been acting strange. Fern and Blossom's daddy, Birch, thought Ding might have an egg stuck. He picked her up and carefully stuck his bare finger up her bottom to feel for an egg. There was not an egg up there, but now she is much perkier.


by Rosie

I came home with five other chicks.

Poppy is the smartest of all of us. Once she squeezed through our cage three times! because she wanted to be out so much.

Baby Poppy

Zinnia is one of the smallest and likes to creep up on the white furry thing with long whiskers.

Baby Zinnia

Pepper is my FAVORITE snuggle buddy. Everybody doesn't like her, but I LOVE her.

Baby Pepper

Petunia is the prettiest, but she isn't a show off.

Baby Petunia

Pansy is June's favorite because she has a face like a flower.

Baby Pansy

When we came home, there were two Rhode Island Red chicks. Sugar, the oldest of the two, is a little bit bossy but is very sweet and is a GREAT big sister. (And she has a really deep voice.) Fern and Blossom call her Ding because when she was little she had a big dingleberry and every time she pooped it got a little bigger.

Baby Ding

Maple looks just like a little red hen and loves to get out in deep grass.

Baby Maple

Sunday, October 4, 2009


by Rosie

The next morning when I woke up, I looked around and I saw a BIG furry thing in a cage. It had two long ears, a pink nose and hopped all around. It didn't look very friendly, so I went and stood close to my new friend. We were both worried, but then two ENORMOUS creatures came. They were so gentle. When they held me in their hands, I felt like I was warm in my shell again. Somehow I knew I was okay!

Ever since I hatched out, I was looking for my mother hen and these two creatures seemed to treat me like they were my mothers. Their names were Blossom and Fern.

Me when I first came home

Saturday, October 3, 2009


By Rosie

When I hatched out, I was with a bunch of other little Mes! We were all scared and crying peep peep peep! I wanted to go back in my warm little shell.

But instead we were all put in a big box.

We rattled around for a long time. (I got a little dizzy!) After a whole day and night something big picked the box up and put us down in a really bright place. I saw another little fluffball who looked friendly so I stayed close to her and we peeped about how we didn't know what would happen next. We both hoped it was something good!