We finally got our baby chick order from Ideal in today. Now I completely understand the saying "Fretting like a mother hen". I put the order in on September 21, 2010 and I have been going bonkers every day since. The poor post office ppl must be elated that the chicks finally arrived as I call them every day since I received the shipping confirmation on the 4th of October.
I purchased Golden Laced Wyandottes, Black Australorps and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte Rooster to go with my 6 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens I already have. I got 6 hens and 1 Rooster each of the GLWs and Black Australorps. They are so cute and my boys are so excited to have them here. They have already named the roosters Mario (Golden Laced Wyandotte Rooster), Yoshi (Silver Laced Wyandotte Rooster) and Luigi (Black Australorp Rooster). As time goes on I am sure we will have names for every hen as well.
It is always so difficult to get my chickens to sit still long enough to take any decent pictures but here are a few that we took last night.
I will update with some more pictures as I can, I still need Luigi (Our Black Australorp Rooster) to sit still long enough to get pictures of him. The boys seem to really like to play with him the most so trying to take pictures of him without getting them in the picture is almost impossible. *LOL* 11-05-2010 The Second Batch Of New Babies Are Here!!! My baby Buff Orpingtons and Silver-Laced Wyandottes came in Wednesday. Ideal threw in about 6 RIR roosters to keep everyone nice and warm for the trip so overall I got 21 chicks. I took a few pictures to share. They are so tiny. I do not remember the first batch I got being so little. Anyway here they are in all of their glory.
We have the new brooder almost finished (hopefully tomorrow 11/07/2010) but the weather is supposed to be horrible so we will see how it goes.
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