What can I say, I’m a sucker for babies! These chicks are the sweetest things, and all the kiddos were so good with them. Some of the little ones weren’t too sure about touching them, but nonetheless they were fascinated by the bitty fuzzy creatures! Back to back 15 minute sessions, cleaning up and chasing after tiny beings for 4 hours straight is super exhausting, but totally worth it! I mean just look at those cute faces.
But that’s why I don’t do sessions like these very often! Usually only for Easter & Halloween (another one of my faves, to see everyone’s costumes!) Not very many studios allow animals, but I was able to rent my talented friend’s space The Studio 1918 . It’s such a beautiful place with lots of natural light and she has many great furniture pieces and props, I love shooting here!
We decided that we are keeping the chickies this year, my kids are delighted. I think it will be fun to watch them grow and begin to lay eggs. I’m not a big egg eater, but my kids LOVE them, so that will be nice to have some readily available all the time. Although it might take some getting used to, I’ve heard they taste a bit different. I’m currently looking into plans for a coop, to keep them safe from all of the strays in our neighborhood! But for now they will stay inside where it’s dry, warm and safe
Their names are Princess Lay-a, Henny-Penny, Beaker, Midge & Cleo. They are all really good with being held, and was told that Buff Orpington’s make good pets. We also got an Easter egger, but she is growing a lot quicker than the others and is really quick on her feet! It should be entertaining to watch the kids chase them around the yard when they get bigger.
Although I’ve had chicks many times, I’ve never actually raised them into chickens before. We usually find loving homes for them, so I guess I’ll be reaching out to some of those peeps (pun intended) to see what to do.
So far the biggest challenge has been all the poop!! And keeping Collins from wanting to snuggle them all day long. I don’t know how many times a day I hear, Mommy I want to hold a chickie please please please please please!
It’s pretty cute to see their personalities coming out as the days pass. Just like real babies do once they get out of that sleepy stage. Unfortunately I won’t be offering any more chick sessions, but there is still time to book some spring minis with the blossoms! You can find more info about them here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule!