Three Chicks

Today we got three new chicks in the mail. I should probably stop ordering chicks by mail since the local feed stores carry a better variety now, but it's hard to know who's going to have what, and I'm kind of a control freak, so this morning when the post office called Noel went over and picked up our latest baby animals. They're all easter-eggers, so maybe we'll have more blueish eggs.

The three new chicks in their brooder tank

They're in the fish tank we use as a brooder. These are the coldest chicks we've ever gotten: they're hanging out under the lamp pretty much exclusively.

Chicks eating

And of course eating.

Chicks at the water bottle

Or just hanging out pecking at the water bottle.

Noel tells me it's obvious that the one in the middle in this photo is "the smart one," which I didn't particularly see, but I haven't had as much time to play with them yet.

Want to see pictures of them not coloured red by the heat lamp? Here you go:

First chick
Second chick
Third chick

We have no names yet, and probably not until their personalities develop. Which, given that they are chickens, should be pretty soon.

Visiting hours are Saturday afternoon, for those local friends who wanted to come pat the puffs. Just let us know you're coming over.

posted by ayse on 03/21/12

7 Comments

Hi Ayse, do you mean local blog friends or local friend friends? Could I bring my kids by? I promise I'm not a stocker!

Lesley, feel free to bring the kids by!

Hey where did you find that you could order less than 25 chicks by mail? I only need 5 new layers (damn fox) but was contemplating getting a batch of meat chickens again just to fill out the extra 20. But maybe I wouldnt have to!

Thanks for the cuteness injection!

Hi, Me too! my 4 year old would love to see them. We are in Alameda too. Same promise!

I bought them from mypetchicken.com. Our minimum order is 3 chicks, they have other minimums depending on your distance from a major airport. We've ordered from them twice with very good results. Not cheap, but if you only want a few of a specific breed, without equal.

Steph, feel free. I'm thinking I will bring the chicks up and make them a play area in the house around noon, so the kid visits are a little easier to manage (our basement is not exactly child-safe). So any time after that is good.

Note: We're getting pummeled with spam comments, so I've turned off the ability to use any HTML or include any links for the time being. Email with any issues.

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