Monday, April 14, 2014

We Got Chicks!

Early this morning we drove to the post office in town and picked up our box of chicks.

The box chirped and peeped cheerfully the whole way home.  Once home, we opened the box

and put the chicks in the waiting brooder.

The red heat lamp makes the pictures a bit rosy-tinted but you get the idea.

First, I dipped their beaks in water so they would drink.  They left Indiana Saturday so they were thirsty.  Their water will be fortified with sugar the first few days to help them recover from the stress of travel.

It didn't take them long to find their food.

There are chicks with interesting markings.

There are chubby chicks and tall chicks.

Very, cute happy chicks.  Eggs in six months -- whee!