New chicks!

We got new baby chicks!! A grand total of 76, 48 Buff Orpington’s and 28 Cinnamon Queens. Aren’t they just the cutest things ever!? We ordered them a few weeks ago and we get them when they’re about 1 day old! Right after they hatch they go in that box of holes and they mail them to us… like in the mail! We went to pick them up at the post office and I’ll admit, I was a little excited to pick them up; plus I just thought the whole process was pretty funny. I mean its not everyday you get to go to the post office and say, “I’m here to pick up some chicks!” and the looks I got as we were walking out! People were looking at me like ‘did she really just pick up some live baby chickens??’ it was pretty hilarious!

So once I was settled and ready to get started unpacking them, I sat in the brooder (thats their little cage thingy while they’re still babies) with the box and I get to meet ever single chick! And yes, they are as dainty as you’d think they would be! I pick up one at a time and dip their little beak into the waterer so they’ll know what and where it is; then they just roam around the brooder freely! And of course I have to pet and play with them and take pictures somewhere throughout that process; so it does take me a little longer to get them unpacked than it does when my dad does it! But the funniest thing about them, is that, when they decide to run somewhere, they run in these little spurts of super speed! they can be really fast too! but when they get where they’re going, they stop really fast and look around almost like if they were looking for if anybody saw them! they are so stinkin cute!!!

And don’t worry, the one in the picture above is NOT dead. It creeps me out when they sleep like that but at the same time its pretty cute too!

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on these little ladies! They grow up pretty fast, and its a lot of fun to watch!

-hannah

 

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