Today was finally the day when we brought home our baby chicks! After work I picked them up at the feed store. I also picked up my neighbors chicks. They were very noisy on the way home, not appreciating the change of scene and the car ride home. Ordering with my neighbors allowed me to get only 4, even though the minimum order is 8. It was advantageous for both of us because they’re away this weekend, so here are the 10 baby chicks I’m chick-sitting. They got Leghorns (yellow chicks), Buff Orpingtons (orange chicks), and Barred Plymouth Rocks (black chicks).
Now that they are settled in, things are quieter with pleasant peeps and only the occasional squawk when someone tries to eat someone else’s toe.
Here are my four chicks. Each one is a different variety. We’ve enjoyed watching them and handling them all evening.
I decided to name them after herbs. Parsley is a Barred Plymouth Rock. She’s so black its hard to photograph.
Sage is a Buff Orpington. She has a small black streak at the top of her head.
Rosemary is an Araucana. She is stripped like a badger with a rusty red brown in the middle of her back ending in a dark triangle on her head. We’re not sure what color she’ll end up
Thyme is a Silver-Lined Wyandotte. She has stripes down her back like Rosemary, but only in black and white. She seems to be the most mellow of the bunch and is sleeping a lot. But it is only the first day.
That’s all the photos for now. More to come later I’m sure.