Monday, June 16, 2008

Chickens Finally Come To The Farm

Our first batch of chicks have arrived - 8 of them -

4 barred rock females
1 barred rock male
3 silver laced wyandot females.

And don't ask me which is which yet....

It was fun picking them up from the hatchery - although I went after work and before picking up the kids.

Now comes the hard part - keeping Tyler from carrying them around the farm in his pocket (he's afraid they are going to get lonely, be picked on, be get the general idea). Hopefully it won't be too cold for them outside at night the next few nights (they are surrounded by cardboard with a heat lamp clamped to one side in the buckeye barn turned chicken coop).

Also - my Mom has started a blog - Country Chicken - click on over and say hello.



A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

So sweet!

jacquie said...

Cute pun intended! Hey Kris, tried to get to your mom's blog and the link didn't work...don't know if it's just me.

QuiltedSimple said...

Jacquie - The link to Country Chicken is working now - who the heck knows what's going on!!

Anonymous said...

The chicks are so cute! I would probably want to carry them around as well.

I'll go on over and say "hi" to you mom now.

Anonymous said...

The black ones are the barred rocks, the stripey ones are the wyandotes. YAY!! So happy you've got them! :)

Lib said...

How sweet! We use to have a chicken farm here. I think its Great you're raising your children on afarm:o)
I'm going to visit your Mom.

Dawn said...

They are soooooo adorable! I can see how children (and adults like me-ha!) would feel the need to carry these cute things around in their pockets!

SewAmy said...

Awww , the chicks are so cute.