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New Chicks for the Old Flock


Our new baby girls arrived March 5th. At just 2 days old, they were one of the cutest things I have seen.  When we picked them up from the post office, there wasn’t a lot of sound coming from the box.  Worried some may have perished, I prepared our boys and “peeped” into the box.  All 8 were alive and well…and ready to get out of the box!


It was a sweet ride home.

They seemed pleased with their new, temporary home.  A brooder made of an old busted plastic bins, a cardboard box and some leftover hardware cloth.  It’s nothing fancy for sure, but serves its 6-week purpose.



The new chicks are an assortment.  1 Buff Orpington-since Puddin’ is the sweetest hen we have I thought another was a no-brainer.  2 more blue egg laying Ameraucanas, 2 Silver laced Wyandottes, 1 Cuckoo Maran, and 2 White Leghorns (since white eggs are a rarity with backyards hens).


They are 3 1/2 weeks old now and losing their fluff (*sniff) .

Ameraucana 3 weeks

Ameraucana 3 weeks

Check back in a couple of weeks when I introduce them to the existing flock.



  1. they are just the cutest lil things. Can’t wait tip I can get out there and have my own little brood. Such fun ahead for this ole hen!!

  2. They are so cute!! Love the picture with the dogs looking in. Eager to hear how the introductions go.

  3. Loved your photos and comments about the baby chicks.

What do ya think?