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.