Friday, April 11, 2008

The Eagles Have Landed

Our new babies have arrived! This time with much less fuss than the two unfeathered ones.

Here the kids are holding our two new Plymouth Barred Rocks:



We picked them up at the Ashland Feed and Seed. We wanted to get Rhode Island Reds also, but they won't be in until next week. By then we'll be professionals!

They had so many little chicks out in holding pens, and lots of folks just stopping in to ogle them. The 90-year-old gentleman helping us deftly cut air holes in a box with his pen knife and scooped up some shavings and two little layers and off we went. So cute and fuzzy:




Here they are warming up under a heat lamp in their box full of shavings:



One of their cuter features is that they have little pale yellow bottoms:



And their own little mama:



My daughter is going to wear those little ladies out! But she and Tubby are trying to be gentle. We'll see if it works.

Next up - the quest for the perfect coop.

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3 Comments:

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Charity said...

Ooooh, that's so exciting! I remember raising chickens when I was a kid, and so wish we could do the same. :0)

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger amy said...

all I do is talk about chickens, you actually go out and get them! how exciting! maybe the chickens should come first and then Kevin will HAVE to build them their own area. one question...how bad is Tubby drooling? or maybe you're feeding him so well he doesn't see them as food!

 
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