La Diva... They're Heeeree! (More Pics, p2)


In the Brooder
9 Years
May 27, 2010
Indianapolis, IN
The call came from our Post office at 6:30 this morning. "We have a box with your name on it. It's peeping!" It was like Christmas morning (but definitely more exciting for this mama!) DS and I flipped the brooder light on, grabbed our shoes, filled the water dish and were at the loading dock at the post office just before 7.

Our PO is pretty urban and it was so cool to have otherwise grumpy grown women and men so excited to help my son pick up his chicks! I love our neighborhood (even if we are possibly the first chicks on the block). And as a whole group of postal employees crowded around, this is what we saw:


Four tiny little fuzzy booties, leaping and peeping up a storm. DS chatted reassuringly all the way home. (We did make a tiny detour through the Starclucks drive-thru so I could make it through a whole day of Chick-o-vision without falling asleep.) We were very excited to finally have our peepers in their brooder:


Everyone seems strong and healthy. No pasty butt to begin with but we'll keep an eye on that. They took right to water (with a wee bit of sugar) and their chick crumbles. And then came the pooping!!! Oh, the pooping is my DSs favorite show on Chick-o-Vision. (Nothing is funnier than poop when you are 3!)


So, 2 barred rocks. Both sweet and friendly. Easily held. (We are already using Noodleroo's hand egg and warm breath technique with great results.) I ordered 2 Easter Eggers. Munk munk (little chipmunk colored girl) is feisty. Chock full of personality, that little lady. I'm a little surprised by the blondie. Is she an EE?


I expected them both to be chipmunky. The blondie is a wee bit bigger and very docile. Easter Eggers come in blonde too, don't they? She isn't puffy cheeked like Munk Munk, so I'm a little confused. But I'm brand new to this. Confusion will abound over the next few weeks!

I HAD to run into work to do some e-mail. I will try and get pics of them individually later. I know this is mostly just exciting for me but since you are all so good at humoring me... I'll post 'em anyway so you can lavish my girls with the praise and accolades they so rightly deserve.


P.S. Any other MPC mamas who got their girls this week, I'd love to compare notes as they grow since they might be sisters!!!
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Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
Casumm said, in part: I know this is mostly just exciting for me but since you are all so good at humoring me...

Oh, pshaw! This is every bit as exciting, vicariously, for SO many of us (and definitely for me). PLEASE share photos and narratives!

EEs can be blonde, yes. They can grow up to be buff colored, or white, or surprise you suddenly with a much different set of colored feathers. I think the white ones are GORGEOUS, and I bought one about 6 weeks ago (along with 3 other chicks). She's getting some tan feathers around her neck, now.

Enjoy the babies! Enjoy DS's hilarity over chicks pooping; I find it funny now and then, depending on where exactly they decide to engage in such antics. (Over the edge of the brooder, whilst roosting on the edge. Bombs away! Oh well, I brood them in the bathroom just for that reason.)


9 Years
Apr 28, 2010
Nashville, Indiana
Hey casumm!! I'm just south of you in Nashville, IN....Love those new fuzzy butts you got. Mine are now 7 weeks old and not so! You got a coop yet?? Just moved mine in to thiers 2 weeks ago and all is well. If you ever have any questions there are a lot of fellow Hoosiers here on BYC..Good luck!!
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Snuggles with Chickens
9 Years
Apr 29, 2010
Rockport, Tx
Love the pics, especially the one with your son being so gentle with the babies! Enjoy 'em--they grow so fast (chicks and kids)...


12 Years
Apr 28, 2010
Love it! Cute cute cute, thanks for posting and sharing your excitement, I for one will never get bored looking a other ppls pics of anything chicken!


In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 3, 2010

I got mine from MPC today too! We have a light and a dark easter egger too but not as light as yours. They are flippin cute!!!! It looks like your toddler is doing great with them! The RIR's are cute too but one of them is so aggressive pecking at the others alot.



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