Overcoming Bloglessness

The Chick Report


The Chick Report

Here’s my brooder made from a recycled recycling bin with an oven rack for a screen.
I had it in the garage at first, but it’s easier to regulate the temperature indoors. Besides, I like the sound of their peeps. I’ll miss that when they move outside.
The  coop is ready. I’ll plant some flowers and make it look girly. It’s a small coop. It might get bigger someday. The chickens can run loose in the yard when they’re old enough.



The chicks have grown a lot in the 10 days I’ve had them. Their wings feathers and tails are coming along nicely.


Today I gave them a log to play with; something to jump off of and sleep on. They like it.


Don’t you do it! 
This one is Kitty.  No, Betty.  Bunny.  No.   Names haven’t stuck yet.

I sit in the afternoon sun with the chicks on my lap in a little flannel blanket nest.  They look out the window until they fall asleep.


I’m enjoying my little chicks. Mr. Raven likes them too. I haven’t seen him hold one though. Probably, when I’m not looking…

Ring of Fire.

Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

9 thoughts on “The Chick Report

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  2. This is just delightful! I’m really excited for you and the chickies.

  3. Adorable little critters…

  4. They are so sweet.

  5. wow – they look so snuggly cute and cosy – just delightful! they are beautiful and I hope you have great fun and success with them. they have grown!

  6. What a lovely post – thanks for sharing your adventure! It makes me lights up with curiosity and attention at the thought of a project like this. I may need to look back at your post history – but, how did you get started with raising chicks?

    • Thank you! I needed something to clean up after. 🙂 Husband doesn’t want a dog, granddaughter is allergic to cats, parakeets are too noisy and baby chicks are irresistible. So many people have them now, even in the city. I just thought I’d give chickens a try.

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