June 5, 2016

Backyard Chickens Update #11- CHICKS ARE HOME

My friend and I put all the chicks in the playpen.  We grabbed each one and let the Roos go and then I decided which girls I wanted.

I brought a big box with me.  Melissa poked a bunch of holes at the top and we put the chicks in the box.  Then I brought them home.  They only peeped for about 10 minutes and then they were quiet all the way home.

As soon as I got home, my husband came out and grabbed the box and we put them in the coop.  They started running around and checking things out.

My chickens are home!!  I picked up three last weekend.  I’m allowed to have five total.  I will get two more later.  Most of the ten chicks that hatched turned out to be Roos instead of Hens.  🙁  Hopefully, I picked right and all three are hens.  haha
I put the chicks in the coop so they’d get used to their new home.  Here’s the smallest one peeking in the top area to explore.
The little one I hope is a hen.  haha  It’s hard to tell at this age.  The little one is the last one that hatched during the week all the others hatched.  I think Molly is a cute name for her.  What do you think?  The grey one I think I should name Buttercup because I have a cute picture of her standing next to a bunch of buttercup flowers when she was really little.
This one I don’t know what to name her.  I think Grace is a good name for her.  She's graceful.  My husband is holding her here and she ate some food from his hand.
They all like roosting together on the roosting bars.
Fluffy butt….

No comments:

Post a Comment