Meet the Peeps

Meet the Peeps of

I realized that with the timing of the arrival of these three, they got a little over-shadowed by Easter and all associated busy-ness and festivities. I feel like I didn’t give them a proper welcome. And that’s not how we roll.

Afterall, these babies were a long-time planned and waited-for. We live on a small (7500 sq ft!), suburban lot, and we already have our three grown hens, so I agonized for quite awhile over whether adding more was the right thing to do. But, at the end of the day, we just weren’t getting quite enough eggs, and we felt like six hens would be perfect (and be the absolute maximum that was even remotely sane for us to have on this property). Here’s hoping (crossing fingers and toes while knocking on wood) for all hens, because we can’t keep roosters here. Here’s also hoping for a couple of blue or green egg-layers!

So…without further ado:

New Peeps at

Annabel Lee, an Easter Egger, named by one of my favorite kids (shout-out to C1!) for the title character of Edgar Allen Poe’s iconic poem.

New Peeps at

Veruca Salt, hereafter known as ‘Salt’, is a Lavender Orpington named for a certain notorious Willie Wonka character. Let’s hope she doesn’t live up to her namesake!

New Peeps at

Beatrix Potter, another little Easter Egger, has proven very difficult to snap a good photo of! (Please refer to the Easter post for reference). You’re looking at the only one. Shy baby!

I would be remiss if I didn’t give out a shout-out to Dare 2 Dream Farms for these pretty babies. This is a gorgeous farm located about 3 hours north of Los Angeles in the Santa Barbara wine country. You just must take a look (follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!) and see their beautiful farm, upcoming CSA, as well as, all their stunning, lovingly-raised chicken breeds.

New Peeps at

New Peeps at

New Peeps at

And now…what you have all been waiting for…I give you…The Peeps Show!



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16 thoughts on “Meet the Peeps

  1. Tina Anderson April 29, 2014 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Welcome little peeps! I’m sure they will be wonderful additions to the fantastic farmhouse crew! 🙂

  2. Dianne in La Crescenta April 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm Reply

    OMGosh Kate — your flic is just too cute. Thanks for the morning smile.

  3. SandyK April 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm Reply

    Congratulations on your new babies!!! I have 4 new ones too. Two Speckled Sussex and two Cuckoo Marans. Haven’t had these breeds before, so they should add to the mix. I love the dark chocolate brown eggs, so the Marans will give me more of those.

    Good luck with your new little ones.

  4. Cate April 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm Reply

    LOVE THEM! In the South we call them little “biddies.” My grandmother used to get in 100 new ones each spring. I used to want to kiss and cuddle with each one. I have always loved chickens….they’re amusing and intelligent. Enjoy your new bundles of fluff.
    Cate <

  5. Susan Pleasant April 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm Reply

    Loved the peep show!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. Becky Neville April 30, 2014 at 1:19 am Reply

    You NEVER FAIL to out-do yourself. I love the Peeps Show!!!! Lovely babies.

    • farmhouseK8 April 30, 2014 at 2:26 am Reply

      LOL–thanks, Becky–it’s a sickness–hahahaha!!!

  7. Charlotte Zweigoron April 30, 2014 at 1:53 am Reply

    Aaaah, at last… my yearning for more Chick Flicks has been fulfilled. Love them babies!!

    • farmhouseK8 April 30, 2014 at 2:27 am Reply

      LOL–they’re pretty precious little things!

  8. Sarah | For the Love of Chow April 30, 2014 at 3:06 am Reply

    Lovely! Lavender Orpington, gosh she’s going to be gorgeous. We’re getting all setup for chicks right now and just when I wonder if I should wait a bit longer, this adorable post shows up to help accelerate the chicken process!

    • farmhouseK8 April 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm Reply

      DO IT!!! LOL…join us. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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