I am all aflutter like a new mommy!
I was thrown a loop when we finally arrived at the Hatchery. They didn't have 2 of the birds I had researched and decided to get and so If I wanted to raise the chicks all together I had to decide fast what other 2 to get.
so I decided to get a Silver Laced Wyandotte (the photo they had who I hope was the 'mommy hen" was Georgous!)
and a red of some type, they mummbled something about a Rhode Island Red, but then my hubby thinks they said Production Red, I got side tracted trying to make sure it was a brown egg layer ..and that they all got vaccinated.
It was a big up-in-the-air cluster.
So now I am all worried and frazzled and non too sure what I have and I hope really I didnt get a rooster. Sad really because I had researched the Hatchery and they had high marks for my area.
Nothing to do now but wait and see.
The little red chick has already been dubbed 'Penny" cause she is just as cute as a button and small like a penny something about the reddish/coppery color probably helped.
The little Buff Oprington is going to be dubbed "goldie" so far
The 2 little black ones (silver laced Wyandott and a Barred Rock) are still waiting a show of personality for a name.
The kids (I have a 7, and 9 year old) and Lab are all looking at me like .."Can we hold them? Can we hold them? Can we lick them? Can we sniff em? Huh huh please please mommmyyyeee. LOL
Now I am just nervously watching the temp in their little brood box. I hope the light doesnt get tooo hot.
One of them has this odd black string like thing hanging from its rear. I cant see where it's attached and I am scared to 'pull' it so just leaving them be.
I really just want to plop them all in my lap for a nice little cuddle sleep.
Edited by PuffyChick - 6/13/12 at 12:59pm