Using this book as my bible, I set out to buy chickens. (See Jenna's blog here.)When I got to the store, I went a little crazy. I was kind of like "give me one of everything." I'm not certain what all I got but I think I have some of the following: Welsummer, Speckled Sussex, California white, silver laced Wyandote, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red, Buff Orpingtons and Americauna. I am also not certain how many roosters are in the bunch. Maybe two. I didn't want a rooster, but Doug did. We can have more chicks if we have a rooster. Some roosters are really pretty. But then you have all of that damn "cock-a-doodle-dooing." This may be my new career. Hell, this could be my retirement!
|meeting a baby|
|boxes of chicks and cart of chick supplies|
|the other box|
|Home Sweet Home|
|Chelsea meets a baby|
We brought them home this morning and I've already checked on them several times. I've given them food and water and checked their vents. (Poop hole that can get clogged with poop- which can be a life-threatening situation.) For now all is good. Here we go!