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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Playing Dress-Up


And today, hens and roosters, we bring you the latest in little chick fashions from that unmistakable team, Dolce and Eggbana.  This season we introduce a bold, Southwestern style for your little ones.  Not for the meek and mild ones in your brood, these coats are a stand-out in any crowd. 
 
The careful cut accentuates the best of your little ones' attributes, showing their pretty wing feathers and fluffy feet and legs, while providing them with a layer of extra warmth for those chilly winter days.  The warm reds, greens and golds in the fabric really work well with any feather colours, allowing this style to adapt to the wide range of feathers we see so often in the young these days.

Observe how the neckline allows for....oh...what's that?  You're worried about the dog?  No, no, no, don't be at all worried.  That's just a large couch potato dog.  He likes to do a "cushion" impersonation act.  See, he's not even moving.  Really, he's just part of the furniture.  Don't be alarmed...he's a racing greyhound, rescued from the track, but entirely uninterested in chickens.  He prefers to sleep the day away.



Back to the coats, observe how the collar allows your little one complete free movement of the head and neck, with no restrictive ties or uncomfortable straps.  These little coats stay on because of the way they gently fit around the wings of your young ones. 

See, the dog is sleeping now, because he is entirely bored with fashion.  And just look at how happy these little ones are running around in their winter apparel.  They'll be warm and toasty all season long.  Buy now, these won't last long! 


p.s.  For anyone who is wondering why I have frizzle chicks in the house, it's because I lost 2 of 4 due to cold temperatures last week.  All the other chicks have been fine.  I think the frizzles get cold because their feathers don't stick to their bodies like non frizzled chicks.  In any event, these live in the house for now.  They are about 4 weeks old.  The light coloured one is named Omelet because she's golden brown, and the grey and white one is named Pepper, for obvious reasons.  Omelet was nearly gone when I found her, shivering and lethargic.  I quickly brought her in and warmed her in the incubator.  She perked up after about an hour and has been fine since.  Please be mindful if you have frizzles - they are not cold hardy!

19 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Our Silkie chickens are the same way. They have lots of downy furry feathers, but they are easily wind blown, baring naked flesh....brrrr!

Those coats are brilliant! And your frizzles look lovely wearing them...and cozy, too.


~Lisa

Mary Ann said...

I've read Chickens in the Road and Chickens on the Porch blogs--now I am reading Chickens in the House! Lol--very sweet, glad they are warm. Oh, and I have one of those racing greyhounds lounging upside on my couch right now, too--although I'm not so sure he would be quite as patience as yours is with the chickens!

Mary Ann said...

I've read Chickens on the Porch and Chickens in the Road blogs, now I'm reading Chickens in the House! Lol, they are wonderful ladies, and very lucky.
Oh, and I have one of those greyhounds lounging upside down on the couch right now, although I doubt he would be quite as patient as your grey with the chickens! What a good boy :)

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Oh no Claire! You are as nutty as my lady! If she sees that your chickens have lovely little coats then she'll want MORE indoor chickens! She says thank you for the advice on the frizzles and cold weather. Goat kisses to chickens and to Claire from Isobelle!

Spring Lake Farm said...

Love the pictures and my what a beautiful couch potato you have. Is this your first greyhound rescue? At some point in my life I intend to rescue one. Any advice?

Happy Holidays,

Sandy

kristi said...

I am so excited to know there is someone out there more crazy than me! That first picture just cracked me up! Too cute Claire:)

Flartus said...

I'm very glad for that last paragraph, because I spent the first part of your post going "What the hail??"

I would be worried about droppings on my carpet the whole time I had the birds on it. I wonder...is it possible to house-train a chicken? (This line of thought may lead me into trouble...)

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

oh I enjoyed the beautiful models on the runway, the coats will be a big hit.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Too funny! And I love the coats :-D.

corinne said...

OMG! It's official...you, my dear, are nuts!

Foothills Poultry said...

I love it.

I have 5 in the house that are less then a week old. 3 cochins and 2 silkies.

~~~Matt~~~

Christy said...

Coats for chickens! Now I've seen it all.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, how very "tres chic"!! I love them!
I know what you mean about the frizzles not being hardy to cold weather... my silkies are the same way. Cold nights for them means a vacation to a warm resort called "The Laundry Room"!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Awww, they are SO cute! I guess that's why they only have chicks around here in the late spring. Jim says I can't have any more chickens though. Half of the ones we bought were roosters (and they were all supposed to be hens). I guess there's a 50/50 chance and that's exactly what we got. Only one rooster was nice, until he got old and crotchety and then an owl took him. Maybe I can convince J to let me have 4or 6 of them next spring and we can try again.

Lola Nova said...

I'm telling you, you really should sell those things in your etsy shop. Wait, are you? I'm gonna have to check :)
Those are some seriously coll lookin' chickens!

Karen said...

OMG - you are too funny!

colorandtexture said...

Hee! Hee! Hee! Project Runway, look out!

Claire said...

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments! So great to have you all visit!

Sandy - that is my 3rd greyhound rescue, and I have fostered several as well, fresh off the track. I have lots of advice...I'll go write some on your blog!

Apifera Farm said...

Wow...you've out done me.