The Chicks Are Here!!!



The chicks were born on 9/22/10 and arrived from Ideal Poultry in Cameron, Texas
to our local Post Office in Kona, Hawaii at 6:30AM on 9/23/10. I was shocked that
they made it so quickly! I ordered 25 chicks with the plan of keeping 6 or 8 of them.
We have 11 and they are all named. So I'm afraid that we will be keeping 11 at least
"until they get bigger and lay eggs, Mama" my daughter says. We will see.
Their names are:
Henrietta
Harriet
Hannah
Darby
Daphne
Linda
Lucy
Coral
Clementine
Madelyn
Myrie



One Day Old

On the way home from the post office.


The chicks just loved the GroGel.


Black Australorp chicks



Ameraucana chicks


Rhode Island Red chicks


Barred Rock chicks



These are the ones we kept. Two of each kind. Black Australorp, Rhode Island
Red, Ameraucana, Barred Rock, and Buff Orpington. We ended up with one
more chick, Henrietta, the cream colored Ameraucana, she's our number 11.
Remember we were only supposed to have 6-8 hens. Hmmm, something about
those cute fuzzy chicks is hard to resist!

One Week Old




Two Weeks Old

Myrie and Madelyn


Libby, the dog, sniffing out the competition





Three Weeks Old



Madelyn, the Black Australorp and Henrietta, the Ameraucana


The Buff Orpington's, Hannah and Harriet


Linda, the Ameraucana


Henrietta, the Ameraucana