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