Everyone Say, “Awwwwww”

Snow again.  4″ of white stuff with an inch of slush underneath… yes, we’re back to ooee-gooeey mud!  Not that we had dried up from the last storm.  I had to drive into Ten Sleep this morning… again, 4 miles down the road, there was just a skiff.  We’re just special, I guess!

I had to go to town to pick up this.

chicksOK, everyone say, “Awwwwww…”

Red Stars, Buff Rocks, and Welsummers!  Plus the free exotic one, may be a Black Cochin, it has feathered feet!  I decided to get more, simply because my 9 are getting older, and they can’t quite keep all of us in eggs.  So much for my declaration of “always having more dogs than chickens”!  I don’t know that the old hens are headed for the stewpot, I won’t have to make that decision til these babies start laying!

chicksDally is very sweet and concerned… Lucas… well, Lucas I’ll have to watch!  It may not be the best of times for him since Dally is in heat and he’s, uhm… excited, already!

I know they’ll quickly outgrow this little tub I have them in, but if it’d QUIT SNOWING and warm up, I’d stick them out in the chicken tractor.  Well, they’ll get there someday, but for now, they’re inside, toasty warm, and happy!  You keep baby chicks at 90˚ for their first week, and we’re far from that!  Thank goodness for heat lamps.



Everyone Say, “Awwwwww” — 7 Comments

  1. Someday, I will tell you about the wild chickens we have. The roost in the mulberry tree out back of my bedroom. I love baby chicks! Cock a doodle doooo 🙂

  2. I love baby chicks, big ones not so much. But I am loving all the cute chicken pens/coops im seeing on pinterest.

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