Here a chick, there a chick

Gosh, it's been a long time since I've been here! The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, you see. We've been frantically getting things ready for the new additions to our little homestead. We had planned on next spring, but, somehow, one thing led to another and... WE HAVE CHICKENS! 
Chick arrival day!
In just a few short weeks, the coop has been (mostly) built and (mostly) painted, the chicks were ordered, and today was chick arrival day! They hatched yesterday, were put in the mail, and today we received eight of the cutest little chicks ever. Little balls of fuzz. They are currently keeping warm in a brooder box that Nate built and in a few weeks will make the transition to the (completely) completed coop.
Coop building
Chick arrival day!
Chick arrival day!
Walter would have held them all night if we hadn't dragged him away. Molly took a few good sniffs. We'll be keeping a close eye on her. With any luck, she'll befriend the birds... but I won't hold my breath.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Never give names to animals that you plan on eating!
Grandpa Martens