I guess it is befitting to introduce our new chicks on Easter Day. Kyle and I had a rule that we could get chicks when we moved out in the country. I tagged along with my co-worker to Farm and Fleet and couldn't pass them up, sorry Kyle! He quickly warmed up to the idea and enjoys their company now. Lauren and I decided to name them after some of our favorite book characters.
Nellie (Little House on the Prairie): Buff Orpington
Gretel (Hansel and Gretel): Rhode Island Red
Enjoying their temporary home in the basement under the warming light.
Gretel and Matilda (Brown Leghorn)
Gretel is huge compared to the other 3, she is definitely the Queen Hen!
Flora (Flora's Very Windy Day): Plymouth, will look like a zebra
We named the black one Flora because she tried to fly out of the box at Farm and Fleet. I originally purchased 2 (Gretel and Matilda) and then after doing some research decided that we needed more to meet our "egg needs". The next day, I drug the entire family out to pick up 2 more (Flora and Nellie). Right now, they are residing in a large rubber tote in the basement. They need to be checked on at least twice a day to make sure they aren't putting pine shavings in their water dish and to shoo Gretel off the top of her throne (the food dish). I am slowly learning how to most efficiently tend to the chicks and clean their area.