Thursday, March 19, 2015

The chicks are here!

This weekend we went on a search for chicks. Who knew it would be so hard to find baby chicks? We went to 2 places in town, the first only had 6 Rhode Island Reds, and the farmers co-op we went to had none. None! I couldn't believe it! The co-op, however, told us to try another co-op. We went back to store number one, scooped up the 6 R.I.Rs and went on the hunt! We went to the other co-op and they had more! We ended up with 2 Red Sex Links, 2 Buff Orpingtons and 1 Cuckoo Maran (the black one), we ordered 2 Khaki Campbells ducks and a rooster. The rooster will be a surprise breed, we're hoping for a Jersey Giant or R.I.R since they are big!

In the few days we've had them, they have grown! They are hopping around, flapping their tiny feathery wings. They are still very down-y and soft with tiny feathers on their wings. 1 is starting to sprout feathers on her head. We've been calling her feather head. They're starting to get butt feathers too! I think that in less than a week they have doubled in size. I'm sure in a month these little ladies will be unrecognizable!

The kids are over the moon with these little guys. N's first word in the morning is "Chicks!" I'm surprised how gentle she is with them.

down to feathers

Buff Orpington

Rhode Island Red

Chickens 2 weeks

Buff Orpington Red Sex Links Rhode Island Red

We don't have any names yet! The rooster (that we don't have yet) already has a name picked out. Any suggestions?

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