Chickens have arrived!!! They were born on Monday and shipping from Meyer Hatchery to Oregon, so I thought it would be Wednesday or Thursday, even Friday before they got here! But, I woke up this morning with a funny feeling that they'd be here today and they were! The post office was so happy when we got there. Apparently, the peeping was disrupting productivity The brooder! The cats are really confused They'd never seen a chicken before. They kept sniffing at the door and climbing into the empty box! Ridicy (the black one) won't go near the pantry. She just paces around it and stares at them. Sibil (the grey tabby) wants to sit with me and watch them through the plastic. And our last cat, Sophia, just can't figure out why they get more attention than she does. (Oh, and that menacing knife that I just realized looks really creepy we used to cut the tape off of the box lol We couldn't find scissors.) Golden Laced Wyandotte. It might be because she looks the most like them, but I think the bantams have dubbed her mommy. Whenever they get cold they try to hide under her feathers! She's not as fond of them as they are of her. Speckled Sussex. Everyone likes her the best because she's the only orange one. Which is funny, because she's going to be brown and the rest of them are going to be orange! Golden Laced Polish. While the others were trying to learn how to eat and drink, she was running around the other side of the brooder. Belgian d'Anver #1. So far they're the smartest. All three of them picked up eating and drinking first. We had to dip they're beaks in the water so many times! But, once they got it, they had it down! The Sussex figured it out after she realized that they were getting something she wasn't and the Wyandotte tried to steal water out of their mouths. Belgian d'Anver #2. Belgian d'Anver #3. I think this one's a boy. The standards should all be hens, but the bantams were straight run. You can't see it in this picture, but this one is a little bit bigger and already has some points coming in on his comb.