Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The kids were immediately happy and wanted to hold them the next morning.
I thought that was a good idea--if the chicks get used to the kids, then they will be easier to catch when we want to put them in the coop early.
The chicks look quite similar, so only one or two have names.
Within a week they had about doubled in size and were flying up to the edge of the big rubbermaid container we have them in. Sometimes they even end up outside it, which is telling me that they will be moving from the house to the coop sooner than we had planned. I don't like chicken poop on the carpet!
The kids have been having friends come over to show them off. They've done well refreshing their water several times a day and giving them new food, so that's been great. We are looking forward to this chick adventure. And hoping that come about July, we'll be getting some blue eggs from these chickens.