Our first Chicks!!!

Mike & Baby Chicken

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 4, 2010
SW Washington
Well... the wife was out of the house at our DS 6th grade math competition (his team took first, thank you very much!! And no, I am NOT smarter than THAT 6th grader!!! LOL)

So, I decided to make a little call to our local feed store. They had 12 RIR chicks left (locally hatched) and a new brood full of Black Sexlinks. So, I loaded up the mommy missle (aka mini van) and beat feet to the store. The babies firmly secured in a double stroller, and the 3 YO DD on my heals, we checked em ALL out. We came home with 4 RIR Pullets and 2 Black Sexlink Pullets. They are also getting Australorps in at the end of the month, so we may round our number up to 8 by April!!

Here they are settling into the brood box..

Girls are looking right at home!!

Our 3YO DD holding "Chicky"...

We are holding them often, and letting them run around a bit so they imprint on us. The RIR's are 10 days old and the Sexlinks are 3 days old. Thats a little older than I really wanted to get, but I would rather buy locally from somebody i trust!

So, we now have chicks, and are off and running!!

Next, Coop!!! I have a weekend off coming up, so we'll see how much I can get done then!
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