We became brand new chick parents as of yesterday, with 5 2-day old chicks purchased from a local farm supply store. We have been talking about doing this and planning for months and are very excited! These are their 3-day old pictures! All the breeds listed are what the farm store told us.
This is Ginger, a Rhode Island Red.
This is Chipmunk, an Ameraucana.
This is Daisy, a Buff Orpington.
This is Trixie, a Silver Laced Wyandotte.
This is Raven, a Barred Rock.
We had a scare with Daisy last night, she was a little listless, but we tried the sugar water and she is just as perky as the rest of them today. I've been constantly checking them for pasty butt as well. And I don't think I'll ever get used to the way they sleep, I hold my breath every time I see them napping to make sure I see them breathing! Good luck to everyone on their new adventures!
I wanted to give everyone an update on our babies! They are now a little over 5 wks old, and they are growing so fast! We are still hoping and crossing fingers they are all girls!
Here's Ginger...She's a very peaceful chicken who likes to chill...
Here's Chipmunk, who I now know is an Easter Egger. She's the loudest of the group, alerting everyone when there's a "scare" or treats...
Here's Daisy, the one we had a scare with during her first couple days. She is doing great and is a doll!
Here's Trixie, our sweetheart of the group.
And Raven! I'm a little worried about her....Her tail seems so much more "stumpy" than everyone else...But no sign of waddles yet. Even though she is much smaller than the other chicks, she seems to be the boss of them all....She loves to be petted...
And our honorary chicken, Jasmine. We've been training her with the chicks since they were babies, and she's been doing great with them! She "herds" them back to the house when she feels they get too far away, and will just sit and watch them for hours.
I hope everyone is doing great with their spring babies!