Oh goodness, as my kids would say. We picked up our chicks this morning and the fun has begun! Staring for hours at our 4 new babies just a day old, still with their egg teeth. So sweet and fluffy. Sleeping and chirping.
About a year ago, we were having trouble with the neighbors and decided to give our chickens a new home while we let everything settle a bit. My son cried when we dropped off our chickens with the family that wanted them so badly. I promised that we would get chickens again. This time, we picked Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, known for being quiet and friendly.
When we got them home and settled into the bathtub with their heating lamp, they just flopped down and slept. Which is what chicks do often. When we got our first chicks a few years ago, that startled me. They would be running around and just stop and fall asleep.
These 4 are sisters now, cross my fingers they're all hens!