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01 June 2008

The Chicks are here






This morning, as I was finishing my first cup of coffee in bed, CC came squealing upstairs jumping up and down announcing that the chicks are here. I didn't expect them until later in the week so it was a surprise. We have 26 baby chicks in a big bin. The girls are very excited. The lady at the post office said that they had three boxes of chicks come in this morning - amazing since I live in a suburban neighborhood. We ordered the "Rainbow Layer" collection from McMurray Hatchery. Next week, we will sit down with the chicks and try to identify which breeds we have. I think the girls will learn more about birds and food chains from these cuties than they could from any textbook.

In case there is any question of my sanity - we aren't keeping them all. Once they are fully feathered, we will be selling most of them.

6 comments:

Urban Mom said...

Oh my gosh, WHAT FUN!!! I've only ever seen this kind of thing at the zoo or at the Museum of Science & Industry -- so no touching. What a blast to have them in your yard! No wonder the kids are excited! I'm a bit envious, I'll admit...

=-)

Dawne said...

Karen, this is so cool! We have just recently decided to get some chickens too. :)

We will be keeping all that we order, we want eggs/meat. I am not sure yet where we'll order from, but will definitely check out McMurray's. I was pretty much leaning towards getting some pullets so that we could get busy with eggs right away, but those sweet chickies are tempting looking. lol

my5wolfcubs said...

Precious! We got our chicks from the same place years ago...they grew up and had chicks of their own. Oh, to have a place where we could have chicks again! Have fun with the little peepers!!!!
Lee

*Ü* Lisawa said...

oh! This makes me want them again! I tired talking my husband into themlast month... no go...

drat!

They are messy, but fresh eggs would be so nice!

Lisa

Angela said...

Wow- what a fun project! i can't show my children this post...they have been begging me for little chicks!

Jamie - RoseCottage said...

They're so CUTE! I want some!! Unfortunately we can't have them where we live. :-(