Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Good Morning, A box of chickens is waiting for you..."

This was the message I received this morning on the phone from the post office at 6:37am. In my excitement to see our baby chicks and my concern that they would have to stay in the cold dark crevices that must be reserved for baby creatures arriving at the post office, I jumped out of bed and ran to pick up the new arrivals. All 45 of them made it through the transit and are peeping away in our modified mudroom hatchery. We have nine
varieties, which will be acknowledged in the coming days as we can identify them. I expect they will grow to be strong cocks and laying hens. For now, I will be watching over the chicks making sure they have sufficient warmth, water, and feed and ensuring that an all-important orifice stays sufficiently clean. Here are a few pictures to give you a sense of the adorableness we have acquired.