Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Friends for Our Flock

Quite a while ago my brother had asked me if he were to hatch out some chicks, for my nieces to experience, would we be willing to take them afterwards.  As you can see, I agreed!
These seven chicks came to us Saturday after the dance recital.  The yellow one, Peep, is the one my brother hatched.  The other six black ones he bought as pullets (female chicks) to be sure that there were at least some chicks if none happened to hatch....the other nine that hatched are coming this weekend.

I'm not sure where they're all going yet, but I'm sure we'll figure it all out when we need to. ;-)  Eventually all the hens will be in the barn and roaming around free-range with our other five though and the roosters will be fattened up for us to eat. :-)

(FYI: The corn by their feet came from the 'Layer' feed we had to give them the first night not having 'Starter' feed for them yet since the local feed store was closed...we got them the feed for their age early the next day.)


mail4rosey said...

The little yellow one looks cute just because she's different. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are really cute. You will certainly have a lot of them now!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

They are SO cute!! Think of all of the eggs... Between that and your garden, you can open your own roadside farmer's market! :)

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