Holiday traditions and some really cute chickens…

A Year in Review – Day 5

Congrats!  Cheri!  You are the winner of this Bombshell dress!


I hope you wear it this year while watching Elf and delivering cookies and going to the beach on the solstice.  I really loved reading about everyone’s favorite holiday traditions (Is that you Snow Goat?) and I’m definitely going to incorporate some of them into our holiday this year.  I think the more magical and mystical the holidays can be and the less hurry up and buy grandpa something he doesn’t need, the better off we’ll all be.

I was going to start to review my Euro Chic month today, but instead we found ten baby chicks under our house and I just have to share some of the pictures.


Look at the little chick hiding under her mom.  Soooo cute!


Since we have twenty-five chickens and we let them out everyday, some days I just forget to do a count when I shut them in their coop at night.  Okay, like every day I forget to do a count.


I’m usually out there in the dark shutting them in and I can just hear after bath child mayhem going on from inside our house and I can’t be bothered with a fun “let’s count the chickens” game.


Which is why one of our hens started laying eggs under our house and hatched them and I didn’t even notice… except of course, when she came walking up our porch with ten chicks trailing behind her.


It’s way too cold for these chicks and their momma to go into the coop now, so they are… in our house.


And so far, they are learning so many valuable things that chickens really need to know.  Things that are going to help them survive in nature.  Things like —


What’s an electrical outlet…


What’s an upright bass and how to play “Three Blind Mice” on it…

And most importantly —


How to spot a predator…

When we got home from doing errands today, several of the chicks and the momma had gotten out of the cage and were walking around our kitchen, looking for snacks and pooping everywhere you could possibly imagine

And all I could think of was,  “Ah, my Martha Stewart life continues”


  • Cheryl says:

    Awww! So stinkin cute. Your kids are pretty cute, too!
    Chicks are so much more of an appealing surprise than a sexually abused and battered chicken head.
    I have told everyone I know that story. It really livened up my usually banal thanksgiving banter so I thank you. I forgot to mention it earlier.

    • My Year of Fabulous says:

      Thanks for the chick/child compliments. You know, I hesitated writing about the chicken head, but I just had to!

  • Jenn says:

    You actually just reminded me of another of my favorite Christmas traditions. We sprinkle “reindeer poop” (Raisinets) on the floor near the empty cookie plate as proof that Santa visited. Then we eat them, while congratulating each other for eating poop.

    This does not sound like it would be a good idea in your house this year. :)

    • My Year of Fabulous says:

      Ha! That sounds like fun! Although I’m sure one of our animals would eat the raisonets before we got to them.

  • Virginia says:

    Reminds me of the I Love Lucy episode where she raises 500 chicks in her house.

    If you are too young to know what I’m talking about, google “i love lucy chickens” you can find the episode on and hulu.

  • Amiable says:

    Love it! And love the little chickies. We’re suckers for baby chicks here – buy a few every spring, and usually regret it come winter when they need proper shelter….

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