Tonight we received our first batch of chicks! It came as a little bit of a surprise as we were expecting them tomorrow. This is our first venture into the land of the feathers and I’m already in love. We’ve come to name one Buzzard, my husbands favorite, who loves to face plant into ground as he sleeps. Along with the love has come the heartache. As we opened our box, we realized that one of the chicks wouldn’t make it the night. I’ve been sitting here googling, researching different things and reasons, but I’ve only come up with ‘sometimes these things just happen’. I understand this is true, but it still sucks. I’m so glad I came across this site and all the wonderful people who seem to fill it.