Chicks

Yesterday, the first of our chicks arrived.

Look at that box of cuteness and happiness. πŸ™‚
18 of ’em.
Now, they’re too young to tell who’s male or female…or at least they are for a newbie like me…so I’m sure we’ll have a few roosters in the mix.
My hope is for at least 6 hens, and that they lay green and/or blue eggs.
And, if we get a nice rooster out of the bunch, we may just keep him around.

How adorable is that little face?

Next up, we have to order our standard brown layers (which we’re also starting as chicks this year) and a first round of meat chickens.

It’s looking to be a busy summer, prepping for next winter.
One can never start too soon when the growing seasons are short!

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9 thoughts on “Chicks

  1. 15andmeowing says:

    They are so cute. I have a friend with chickens and some have those pretty light green eggs, they look like someone colored them πŸ™‚

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    • WolfSong says:

      That’s what I’m hoping for, the greens and some blues.
      We love our brown eggs, and the colour variations in them, but I think having the extra colours in the basket will be awesome. πŸ™‚

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  2. artmusedog says:

    Aw is right ~ so cute and adorable! love them!

    Namaste,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    • WolfSong says:

      It’s easy to get carried away with chicks, they’re so cute.
      I have to remind myself, we only have so much space, so I don’t over buy. lol πŸ˜‰

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  3. Comedy Plus says:

    Awww, I’m linking this post to Awww Mondays too. I’ll just title it Chicks.

    I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Tillamook Oregon. We raised our own veggies and canned them and had a steer each year along with a couple of pigs and then the chickens. I can remember getting the baby chicks every year. What a precious memory.

    Have a fabulous day. β™₯

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    • WolfSong says:

      That’s my next animal endeavor…raising a steer for the freezer.
      I’m a little nervous to do that though, because they seem like they can be either so delicate and get sick easy, or colossal jerks who bust down fences. Haha!
      I’ll just have to jump in and take a chance!
      Hope your day is awesome! πŸ™‚

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  4. So cute… are they of the same breed, they look so different?

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    • WolfSong says:

      They’re a mixture…
      The rooster is a Americana (I think?) and the hens were barnyard mixes who lay different colour eggs.
      My understanding is when the chicks have to potential to lay the blues and green eggs, they get called “easter eggers” which just means they’re mixed breeds.
      I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone feathers out. πŸ™‚

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  5. MNL says:

    awww, so cute

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